Our cat Braveheart
, a big fuzzy lump, had to be put down on Friday. He was around 17 or 18 years old - Claire had him years longer than she has had me!
Anyway, he was always pretty active, still jumping up fences although not chasing mice any more, but something happened over the last few days - he started limping a lot, and then on Friday his tail wouldn't move and he was in a fair amount of discomfort and trouble. Turns out a stack of nerves had
just gone in his spine. After X-raying, the vet said if he was a young cat there were a couple of things that might work, but not with this old dude.
So - we have a little stand-in as a reminder, but no more Braveheart :-(