2/5/95 to 12/26/09
Moseley was helped to the Rainbow Bridge last night (Saturday, December 26, 2009)…right around midnight. We took him to an Emergency Vet Clinic about 45 minutes away after he experienced a seriously bad turn around dinner time.
We were expecting the end to come soon since he was tentatively diagnosed with stomach cancer back in November. On steroids the last three weeks, he rallied enough to slow his weight loss and have some wonderful quality time out of his room with everyone.
Here he is Tuesday evening with me reading.
He liked to put his paw on my chest.
Wednesday he had enough energy for a last tour of duty guarding his water supply. Don’t worry, we figured we'd spare him from another bath.
Here he is Christmas day enjoying some boxing time.
When I saw him laying like this, I thought of the picture of Callie from The Kitty Krew and knew it would be soon.
Although not a clear picture, this is his last one, on Christmas day.
Since I knew he would be leaving for the bridge soon, I featured him twice in tribute, once in A Serious Lesson and again in The Importance of Water. You can also read his introductory blog with his complicated story here.
He could be a real sweet boy and loved his people dearly, but Moseley had a conflicted life and the energy in the house will definitely be lighter without him. We put a lot of focus on him even before he was seriously ill. I was telling DP it will be a while before I’ll be able to pass by his room without automatically looking in to check on him. I hope he is finally at peace.
I’m sure his old buddy Bustopher was there to greet him at the Bridge, but instead of going over, Moseley stopped short at the banks of the river, to guard his new water supply.
So long Peeper...
Of course I wanted to post about Moseley even though I took a vacation from blogging, but my next official post will be in the New Year.
Wishing you a safe and happy New Year.