Friday, January 8, 2010

Goodbye Dear Max...

Wednesday night was a very rough and heart breaking night for our family. We lost our dearest little Maximus. It's the weirdest thing, and I still don't understand what happened? He was completely fine, then when I went into my bedroom an hour later he didn't look fine at all. I was too scared to move him, so I asked Papa to check on him. Poor little Max's head and body was completely limp. He had lost control of his bowels, had no muscle control, and could not breathe will at all! Papa picked him up and put him on our bed, while I ran to call the emergency center at the Animal Hospital. All we could do was hold the little guy, as he looked up at me and would give a little meow with whatever breathe he had. I am so heart broken!!
When we arrived the assistance took one look at him and yelled that they had to stabilize. She quickly dissappeared into the back. Not even what seemed like a minute later, she came back out and said nevermind to the front desk woman. They asked us to go into a little room so the vet could speak with us. She came in and told us that Max had a viral disease that is at this point incurable. She said it's common with strays as Max was a stray for the first six months of his life. It just didn't make sense! As some of you know, we found Max on Papa's birthday at the end of November. We took him to the vet and they put him on meds for various ailments. We thought he was going to be around for a long time. We did ask if we could say or goodbyes and well...the rest is just too hard to share.
Max was such an awesome cat! Anytime my little Ladybug would cry, he would go run to check on her. Anytime I was lying down with the kids or we would all play on the floor, he would always run over to us and play or lay down with us all. It was as if he was one of the could see that he thought so. He was always very affectionate with me. He followed me everywhere and would always sit in whichever room I was in. In fact, he always slept on the floor, next to my side of the bed. I would always here the little jingle of the bell on his collar right behind me. He was a precious sweet spirit! We love you Max and we thank you for blessing us with your presence in our lives. You have definitely touched our hearts and our lives! "Vaya con Dios" my sweet little Maximus kitty. We love you! You are always in our hearts!!


  1. Oh Rose, I know how heart wrenching this can be for a family... you are all in my thoughts...

  2. No words...your kitty was so lucky to have spent his time with a loving family.

  3. (((hugs))) to your whole family. I hope you soon find comfort and joy in the days to come. You are in our thoughts and prayers.