We found him one summer night, and he had me twisted round his little broken tail within seconds. We figured someone had dumped him next to our place.
We took him in and it was like he always belonged. We already had two other cats and were not keen on adding a third, but he obviously had other plans and within days, he was a member of our family.
From a scrawny little kitten he grew into a beautiful cat with a black velvety coat. He was the happiest cat ever, purring even if we called his name. He loved his food and was a glutton for roast chicken.
He would be waiting for us when we come back from work, and constantly at our side, playing, purring, seeking our attention or simply sleeping contentedly somewhere close. He loved being made a fuss of. I would tell him the story of the night we found him, and he would listen attentively, with the story becoming outrageously exaggerated as time went by. We would play fetch, and then he would cuddle up, stretch like there is no tomorrow, and sleep with no care in this world.
In September, we discovered he had FeLV, but he was such a strong cat and I wanted to hope. We thought we would at least have more time with him, but it was not to be.
It took the best of him too quickly, and in the end, we had to make the ultimate decision and let him rest. We had the vet come over to our place and Bobsie went purring over the rainbow bridge, ending his suffering.
He took part of us with him, and the loss is so painful. My wife and I are both shattered and yet, we would do it all over again without batting an eyelid. We gave him the best life he could have hoped for, but really and truly he was the one who gave us so much joy and unconditional love.
Rest little one. You are forever in our hearts.
Story submitted by C & M from Marsascala, Malta.
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