It is with great sadness in our hearts that our sweet Piglet crossed the Rainbow Bridge on February 14th.
Piglet showed up in our neighborhood sometime in 2011. He had apparently been dumped or wandered off and just hung around our place and my mom's house. We took care of him outside by leaving food, water & shelter for him.
These are pictures of him during his outside years:
Sunning himself on our sidewalk.
Enjoying a siesta on the grass
Showing off his belly
Laying on the lawn chair on my mom's porch
Hanging around with Fluffy another neighborhood cat.
Enjoying time with Coleen
This is probably one of the earliest pictures we have of him when he first showed up.
One of my favorite shots of him. I looked outside my craftroom window one day and he was laying on top the flowers in my planter. I went outside and snapped a few pictures of him.
We occasionally would let him inside for awhile at night while the other cats were in the bedroom. Then let him back outside when he wanted to go out. Here he is enjoying some time with Mike & I on those nights:
In January of 2013 it was really cold and he had gotten beat-up by a neighborhood cat and then got really sick to the point we decided we had to take him to the Vet. You can see where his ear had been hurt in the fight. - By the time we got him to the Vet he had an Upper Respiratory Infection, Ulcers in his mouth, ear infections and was near death.
After he was able to be released from the Vet's he went to live with my mom since we thought he couldn't be around our other cats due to the respiratory illness he had. She agreed to take him in. He spent the next 6 1/2 years living at her house. While my mom wasn't super affectionate with animals she took good care of him and he had a good life over there.
Pictures of him from his life at her house.
The above is a shot of him and a toy that she bought for him to play with. We still have the toy.
Everyone loved him. This is a picture of him and Greta together.
This past two weeks we noticed that he was starting to eat less and just didn't see like his old self so we took him to the Vet on Monday and they did a blood workup on him. I found out on Tuesday, Valentine's day that he was in "End Stage" kidney failure. So we opted to have him euthanized rather then see him continue to decline and suffer.
A few years ago I took this picture of him on Valentine's Day and it seems fitting to share again since he passed away on Valentine's Day.
Finally these are the last photos we have on him which we took on Tuesday before we took him out to cross the Rainbow Bridge:
Rest in Peace sweet Piglet. You will be missed.