It’s been a rough month here. We’ve lost four cats, including Mozart, who left us Wednesday evening (11/25/09).
Mozart came four years ago by way of one of our vets, Dr. Z. Mozart, who had been defecating outside of the litter box, was brought in for euthanasia to a vet facility.
Dr. Z. couldn’t bear the thought of putting this sweet boy down, so she called us and we agreed to take him. Mozart was a beautiful flame-point Persian with the typical large, flat, grumpy-looking face. But, Mozart was a sweetheart and didn’t have a mean bone in his body.
Mozart got along with everyone, human and feline. In fact, he acted as a “therapy cat” for other cats.
We once tried Mozart in the Lounge. He was happy, but … he continued to poop outside of the litter boxes. He especially enjoyed using the chairs on which we sat to eat lunch. That was a show stopper, needless to stay. It was back to a suite for Mozart.
About a month ago, we were moving the cats in his suite out so that we could clean. I picked up Mozart and he felt light. I carried him to the Lobby and decided to let him live there.
Although he had always been a little “slow,” Mozart seemed very confused in the Lobby. As the weeks went by, we began to be concerned about a brain tumor. He continued to lose weight for no apparent reason.
By Tuesday (11/24) Mozart had stopped eating so we placed him in the Hospital on some IV fluids. He seemd somewhat brighter the next so we moved him back to the Lobby. On Wednesday evening we were moving him back to the Hospital when he had a seizure.
When he recovered he had a blank stare and was not really with us any longer. This pretty much confirmed our presumptive diagnosis and we knew it was time to let him go. He went quickly and gently, surrounded by many people who loved him dearly.
Rest in peace, dear Mozart. We love you.