It is with a heavy heart that I inform my friends, family, and coworkers that my beloved cat Jack, has passed away today. His kidneys failed at about 10 this morning, and we had to put him down. It was the best decision for him, as he was suffering and only would have gotten worse. Me, my girlfriend Kristin, and Jack's sister Black Maria, our other cat, were with him when he died. In the past two weeks, he's had three ultrasounds, then a surgery for a gallstone, which required removing his gall bladder. He suffered a cardiac arrest shortly after the surgery, but he was resuscitated. He's had blood transfusions, and has required a feeding tube in his last days. What makes it especially heartbreaking is that two and a half weeks ago, he was fine. There was nothing unusual about him.
Please enjoy these pictures of him.
For those that didn't know Jack, he was the friendliest, warmest, chattiest cat you would ever meet. He loved everyone, he loved giving and receiving affection, and he always had a lot to say. You could have whole conversations with him. He spent his life with his sister Maria. He was both an indoor and outdoor cat. He will be deeply missed, and his memory will live on with us forever.