"The whole thing was so sudden that I am still in shock. It was a day that started like any other...the minute I was up CJ wanted to be fed (which I did) and there were lots of purrs along with my laughter as he "helped" me make the bed. (NOT). Then suddenly late afternoon his hind legs became paralyzed. I rushed him to emergency in Oakdale. The doctor at the emergency said he had advanced heart disease (?) Yup. A blood clot had paralyzed his spine. They were not sure if they could keep him alive through the weekend. They brought him in to see me so we could say our goodby…he started purring the minute he saw me. I petted him, I kissed his ears, and said “I love you my little friend.” Then the doctor administered the drug…and he turned his head and buried it against my neck…and he was gone.
My life is very empty right now...I miss my little friend. Goodbye CJ, I love you and I miss you so much...but please wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge and know that it won't be the long until I will be there looking for you."
My little friend and I had 13+ wonderful years together and this makes his parting so much more painful.