For the past 17 years, our home was filled with the sweet meows of our dear, kitty boy, Sebastian. On Saturday, August 24, 2013 that wonderful sound was silenced. Our boy fought so hard for the last year and half to battle many ailments, the biggest of them, cancer. He is now finally at peace, chasing butterflies at the Bridge and we are now left to mourn our incredible loss. |
Sebastian, along with his mom, Samantha, joined our little fur family when he was just a tiny 7-week-old kitty with ears bigger then his body! But as he grew, he became a very handsome coal black kitty, a robust 16 lb. big, strong boy! At the end, he was a mere image of his former self.
Gone are the months of chemo treatments for his Lymphoma, and the daily medications to help with his upset tummy and vomiting. Gone are the daily glucose checks and injections of insulin for his Diabetes, and the medication for his Hyperthyroidism. The weekly visits to the vet for sub-q fluids for the beginning stages of Renal Failure. Through it all, Sebastian was a fighter and endured all of it with an incredible spirit. He showed us how to deal with adversity and to never give up! But in the last few days of his life, it was apparent our boy was tired and needed to say goodbye to us. He was an amazing kitty...the kind you might only meet once in a lifetime!
Also gone...are the sounds of his little black paw knocking at the cabinet door telling us it was time for treats! Gone are the daily baths that he insisted our golden retriever Jackson would give him! And since Sebastian grew up with many dogs in his life, he firmly believed every cat needed their own dog for purposes of grooming! He was a smart boy! And gone, is our official greeter. Sebastian always ready to welcome anyone into his home!
Sebastian leaves behind a host of family and friends who loved him, especially our remaining kitty boy, Simon...who continues to look for his sleeping buddy. It breaks our hearts to hear him cry out for Sebastian.
We would be remiss if we didn't offer a special thank you to our wonderful vets (Dr. Taylor and Dr. Schomacker) at the Cat Clinic of Johnson County who, along with their staff, especially Sue, made caring for our boy easy with their love, support and compassion and who gave the gift of allowing us to say goodbye to our boy in the most caring and peaceful way.
We will always love you buddy and you will forever remain in our hearts. Till we meet again at the Bridge...
Love and kisses,
And God asked the feline spirit