Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jon Jon is missing

On her way back from the market, Ms A saw Jon Jon and planned to take him to the vet in the late-morning. Later, despite circling the area a couple of times, JJ was nowhere to be found.

JJ was diagnosed with kidney failure more than a year ago (since Dec 2006). He's had repeated episodes of "fasting" or anorexia, whereby he would refused food of any kind for many days on end. If not for the persistence and dedication of caregiver Ms A, JJ would have died last year, or even earlier. It has taken Ms A much time, energy, costs and many tears (I'm sure) that JJ is still living.

We will try to find him this evening. The main thing now is to get him to the vet and see how things go from there.

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(Jon Jon, 5 July 2008)

Update at 10pm:
JJ was found early this evening and taken to the vet. As expected, the prognosis was bad. His kidneys had failed and his eyes were glazed. He was put to sleep to relieve him of his suffering. JJ passed on peacefully, after Ms A spent some quiet time alone with him. He will be cremated in a new cat bed that Ms A bought for him.

Rest in peace, Jon Jon. You have been loved. May you be reborn into your next life as a kind human being, who will show the same loving kindness and compassion that Ms A had shown you all these years.

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(Jon Jon, RIP 10 September 2008)


cat_aunty said...

Sorry to hear about this...I have heard of stories of ill animals going off somewhere to die so that the carers will not shed tears on them....

auntie p said...

I've heard about that, cat aunty.

Some the community cats have been diagnosed with chronic /incurable diseases. I have been bracing myself this year, as I know the diseases are acting up for some of them. My wish is that they do not have to suffer too much pain.

EJ. said...

Sad news, Jon Jon you will be missed, rest in peace.
May your spirts care for your brother Sugar and the other community cats. And please console Mrs A, Aunty P and SO.

cat_aunty said...

Dear auntie P, I am so so sorry about your loss. Hugs to Mrs A, for taking care of JonJon, who did not pass on alone.

God speed, JonJon, go towards the light.

Chinky said...

Good bye Jon-Jon, you carried along wonderful experiences of love and kindness, that many beings, including human, are not fortunate enough to receive.

kuro.shiro.neko said...

RIP Jon Jon. Auntie P, you take care too..

auntie p said...

Thanks, all.

Ms A will take back Jon Jon's ashes and put them around the area.