My beautiful boy Neelix died quite suddenly on Wednesday (October 9th). He was perfectly fine and normal up till late in the day Tuesday and then he got a little lethargic and sniffly. He slipped into a coma overnight and passed away peacefully at home in my arms on Wednesday afternoon.
More than one vet told me that Neelix got many more years than he should have. He was surrendered to the Ottawa Humane Society in March of 2007, emaciated, filthy, and showing signs of abuse and neglect. He had spent four months with a foster family when I met him in July of the same year. The last time he went to the vet, I was told that he was an ‘old man.’ So while I’m shocked that this happened, I’m relieved that it was much quicker than with Tabitha and that it happened naturally. I just thought we’d have a few years together. I’m glad to have had the time we did to truly bond. He was such a sweet soul.
Thank you to everyone who left a kind comment on Facebook. Here are some of my favourite pictures of my boy.
This was early in our traveling days. He always liked to drape himself over stuff!
This is during the winter from hell in Oliver. I didn’t like having him on the counter, with the heater under it, it was the warmest spot in the rig!
This was in the rental house just before I moved into the rig.
One of his MANY oh-so-cute poses!
He loved to perch at the top of those stairs!
Here he is again on his favourite perch!
The very first picture I ever took of him. July 2007.
I was babysitting Ken and Donna’s dog Midnight in the fall of 2010. Neelix thought that getting into the dog bed was a good idea.
Probably my favourite picture ever of him! LOL
Another one of Neelix on my suitcase. This was the summer of 2007 days before I flew to San Francisco.