Unfortunately, Tom (or “Sumo”, as we affectionately called him, as he used to be a rather large fellow) had to be put down this evening.
He’s had a good life, but was getting a bit rough lately – he’s been in to the vets a few times, and they’ve diagnosed him with kidney failure. He also had dodgy teeth so couldn’t eat very easily, and the vets said that if he was in for an operation on his teeth, the kidney problems could mean that he wouldn’t be able to recover.
He started soiling indoors, something he would normally never do, and really wasn’t himself. Things got worse today, and the kindest thing we could do was let him slip away quietly and painlessly, so that he didn’t have to suffer.
RIP Big Sumo – you were a great cat and will be sorely missed.
This is only a few months after another of our cats, Sally, died peacefully in her sleep at home. I didn’t write out a blog post for Sally at the time, so here’s a picture of her too: