Badger was a good, gentle, beautiful, regal, smart cat. We got him when he was five months old from the Gainesville, FL Pet Rescue. They had named him Badger and I just decided to keep it. He rescued me too though. He helped me cope through the loss of three other cats. Two I lost in 2003 the year I got him, and one I lost in 2018. Badgie was such a joy to have for 16 and 1/2 years. I think it was in 2017 he was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. He fought it, but started slowly losing weight. He was on medication but he constantly had skin problems in the form of little bumps that aggravated him to the point he pulled his hair out on his hind end rear back area. In July of 2019 it appeared living with the hyperthyroidism negatively affected his heart to the point that he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Most of his life he was truly a happy cat. One of his nicknames was "Happy Tail." |
My mom and I loved and adored him so much. I gave him several nicknames and my mom gave him a few. Usually I called him Badgie. Some of his nicknames were honey bear love, Badgie Beara, Badge, Boo, Peaches and Cream, Sweet Sounds, and Scooter Pie. He loved to watch birds on trees or outside from a window inside. Sometimes he would make the sweetest meow sounds in the house. He liked to drink water out of the sink or out of a bowl in which he could spill some on the floor and then drink it.
The last few weeks he had trouble breathing and was wheezing and coughing. We had to make one of the hardest decisions ever yesterday and stop his suffering. He was the best cat I could have ever hoped for. I will miss him so much. He was my love, my pride, and my joy. My life won't be the same without him. Thank you Badgie for sharing your life with us.
I also want to thank all my family and friends that have supported me during periods of grief such as this. All of your compassion, sympathy, and love means so much.
I also want to thank the Rainbow Bridge community. You helped me more than you'll ever know through the loss of Sebastian, and I know you will help me through the loss of my Badger. They were both my babies and it's so hard to adjust to a new reality without them.
Please also visit Sebastian (Sebe).