I obtained Fread 13 1/2 years ago. I was cat sitting for a friend who kept saying he was going to come and pick up Fread. After 3 weeks I told him Fread was just fine with me. He was always rather independent, as most cats are, but when his sister Abbagail left us in 2010 he became the most loving cat. He knew I needed him. He has been a great comfort and great company ever since then. These last few weeks all he wanted to drink was milk so he had his way. He would wake me up in the middle of the night if that bowl was empty. I always called him my four legged alarm clock because as soon as he saw the first ray of sunlight he was waking me up. It didn't matter if my alarm hadn't gone off yet or if it was the weekend. I will definitely miss my baby!|
I truly believe that Fread told me today that it was time. When I came home he walked into the kitchen and was having a difficult time. He let out a little cry. I asked him if it was time to go to the doctor. I wanted to be sure so I had him walk a little more. He walked into the living room with difficulty still so I asked him again if it was time to go to the doctor. He walked over to his carrier, walked in and laid down. I knew then that he was tired and ready to move on.
7/16/14-Hey baby boy! Today was the first day in forever that I slept late. You weren't here to wake me up and get me moving early in the morning. I miss your wake up call already. My whole day is off because you weren't here to wake me up early. I find myself looking for you to check on you and then have to remind myself that you have moved on with your sister. I miss you so much my baby boy. I love you!
7/26/14-Hello baby boy! It is so nice to have you home again. You look so beautiful sitting on the mantle next to your sister. You even have matching urns. It has been a week and a few days since I had to let you go but I still find myself looking for you so I can check on you. It is going to take some time to reprogram. Even though you were rather independent just being able to talk to you kept me company. Now, I feel lonely. I know it will eventually pass. I am eventually going to get a tattoo in your honor, just as I did for your sister. I'm going to go for now. I miss you and love you my little Fread!
11/27/14-Happy Thanksgiving baby boy! This is the first Thanksgiving without you. Thank you so much for the visits since you left. It makes me feel comforted knowing that you are still around. I think about you every day and miss you much. Love you Fread Westin!
7/15/18-Hello Fread Westin. It is so hard to believe that it has been four since I had to say goodbye to you. I have a new cat named LC. I have had her for almost three years now. It is nice to have a fur baby around but she will never take your place. I miss you and love you very much!