It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to you Albert. You were only with us for a year. Our time together was very short but our love for you will always be with you. Albert was our FIV cat that we adopted from a no kill shelter where he resided for approximately a year and a half. When we met Albert he immediately went over to Mike and sat on his lap. After a while he proceeded to mine. Albert walked with a slight head tilt. We were told it was due to neurological issues. Other cats would bat at him and Albert would just walk away. He was so gentle, so docile and so carefree. We knew we were going to make him part of our family. It took him a long time to get used to the dogs. He eventually came upstairs and meshed with the rest of the fur family. If the dogs pushed him to far he would give them a light swat or a hiss. Albert liked to spend his days sleeping next to his brother Kenny or curled up on one of our laps. We noticed he was drooling and took him to the vet right away. Our vet put him on medication and referred us to a veterinary dentist. While Albert was at the dentist we received a call saying he was to anemic and probably would not make it through the surgery. We brought him to our vet who concluded that the FIV was just taking him over and he could not fight it. He weighed four pounds at the vet. He ended up with an abscess in his gums that went through his cheek. He would bat at his little face a lot. He was losing fur. Albert was still eating. We knew if he was eating he still had a will. Our vet introduced putting him down in the conversation but we wanted to give him hospice care in hopes he would go when he wanted to go and when God needed him. Our vet gave us pain medication and more antibiotics for him. Yesterday was the first day he stopped eating. Last night I noticed his breathing was a bit heavy. Mike picked him up last night and rocked him in the chair. He had a feeling, as did I, Alberts time with us was going to be short. Mike checked on him this morning and he was breathing. I took my son to school and came home. I went to bring Albert some tuna fish as a treat and I found he had passed away in his bed. I pet him and sat there next to him and just cried. We are greatful for the wonderful year we had with this sweet cat. We are greatful he chose us to be his family. We feel cheated in a way we only had the pleasure of knowing him for a short time. Albert you are not suffering anymore sweetheart. I hope dad and I made the right choice by letting you go when you wanted to go. Your suffering has ended and ours has just begun. Thank you for the memories, the snuggles, the purrs, the comfort and the joy you brought us. Rest well you beautiful little guy. I hope you know we love you and we miss you. We always will.|
Mama says she loves you and misses you. Your brother Kenny misses you too. Nutso always looks for you. Dad loves you and misses holding you as you snuggle into my neck. We love you little peanut.