My best friend went to sleep today...

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My best friend went to sleep today...

Jasper, my lovely faithful pal for fourteen years, contracted FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) about two years ago when bitten by a feral cat. As in most cases, he didn't show any symptoms for some time but gradually, over the past nine months he ate little and lost much weight. An examination by the vet found his kidneys to be failing and other organs to be deteriorating, indicating that my valiant friend was fighting hard to stay alive. I was advised that the kindest thing to do would be to have him put to sleep. So today I bit the bullet and took him to the vet, As I said my goodbye he nuzzled my hand and looked into my soul. I had to run from the room in tears at the terrible decision I had made.

Last pic of Jasper aged 18.

“Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. ”


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