One of our family cats died yesterday. Spike had some urinary problems for years and when the vet went in to “unblock” him, his bladder burst and he had to be put down. He was 13 (or maybe 12). I saw him on Sunday and he was definitely in pain, so it’s for the best.
Spike was the quietest of the 3 cats we had growing up and, arguably, the best-looking. He had piercing green eyes and rarely came up to people, so it was a treat when he let you pet him or jumped on your lap. He was preceded in death by Kit, who was a year older.
Surviving family members include Donna, Ryan, Jo, and Cari Rich (human), Willie (feline), Desi, Lucy, Roxie, Fable, and Shelby (canine).
He will be missed.