Shared by, Michele Wright
My Max. My soulmate, the love of my life. Max had a rough life. He was diagnosed with a disease where his bone marrow wouldn't produce red blood cells (not anemia). I honestly can't remember what it was called, and it doesn't matter. All I know is he was on prednisonale most of his life which I gave to him twice a day. He also had issues with constipation so he was on meds for that. Poor guy had a few enemas in his short life.
Max was the funniest, goofiest, most loving boy I have ever met! Everyone that knew him said he was one of a kind! He wasn't a big on cuddling, but he didn't mind being picked up and thrown over one shoulder. He LOVED any box or bag we brought home. If we brought something home in a box (like a vacuum), he would sit on the closed box until we opened it and emptied it and he's be right in it!! Bags too! He made me laugh with his silly ways every day. The way he sat, the way he played. He was such a character. I love all my fur babies, but Max was my special boy and I'll always have a special place in my heart for him.
He left us way too early. He was only 5. My husband came home one day to find Max screaming in pain and his back legs paralyzed. He took him straight to the vet where they told him Max had saddle thrombus. A blood clot had gotten loose and lodged itself into his back where his legs split. He was paralyzed. There was nothing they could do to fix the clot. My heart felt like it literally broke that day. It's been almost 2 years now and I am still crying as I write this. Max had a twin sister, Sadie. She was a sweet, sweet soul. She also left us too early. Almost a year after Max, Sadie was breathing funny one day so we took her in and they told us her heart was enlarged and her lungs were full of fluid. They said they could try to fix it but she'd probably go in a few months and could get a clot like Max did. We did not want her to go through that pain. It is NEVER easy to say goodbye to a fur baby and it's such a hard decision to make. I always say, never again, but I cannot imagine life without a furry companion. Sorry this was a sad story but it does help to talk about it. Max was my soulmate kitty and I will always remember his silliness and his uniqueness. I wish you all could have known him.
We currently have 2 cats, Misty, an 11 year old tortie (who Max and Sadie just loved and she loved like they were her babies). And we have a 1 year old crazy female orange tabby named Gracie. Gracie keeps me laughing now. And Misty is my quiet sweet old girl.