Thursday, January 15, 2009

In Memoriam, January 14, 2009

Goodbye, Carlton

Beloved Carlton who shared his life with my friends Jane and Joe, passed away yesterday. He was 17. He was a handsome, funny, quirky, playful, affectionate and adorable cat.

Carlton had been ill for many years. In fact, when he was first diagnosed with a kidney illness in 2005, the vet only gave him 6 more months to live. But he was given the very best veterinary care possible. He went to every specialist who could conceivably help him. My friends simply doted on him. During his illness, there was at least one person at home with him. He wasn't left alone for even an hour.

I know many cat lovers, but few loved their cat as much as Jane and Joe.

Carlton couldn't have wished for a better life.

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