HomePetsRIP: Pretty Boy Floyd, July 2012 – October 20, 2014


RIP: Pretty Boy Floyd, July 2012 – October 20, 2014 — 15 Comments

  1. Awww, Jean, I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s so damn tough when we have to let go of a pet. Even when it’s for the best.


  2. I’m so sorry to hear that. I know you’ll miss him but it was kind of you to end his suffering.

    • Floyd was the one who caught my attention and made me aware of this family of cats. You could say he was responsible for adding five cats to our household — four indoor and one outdoor. And he was probably the catalyst for the other work I’ve done with the neighborhood cats. He’s also a main character in Kitty City, which has been stalled for a few months and put on the back burner for now.

  3. So sorry, Jean. I know how important all of them are to you and the loss of Floyd will be felt throughout the house. My thoughts are with you (along with a few tears)

  4. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a lucky cat, and you were lucky to know him, too.

    How are the other cats getting along without him?

    • So far, the other cats are doing fine. He didn’t come home with them from boarding, so they may be adjusting. We’d been putting him in with Lady at night. I had Lady on my lap brushing her this afternoon, and Mr. L asked if I’d told her she didn’t have a roommate anymore, and Mr. L said she looked surprised to hear that. Take that for what it’s worth.

      Yes, all parties involved were lucky to have had one another. I’m speculating this problem may be genetic to this family of cats. Sneaky doesn’t appear to be affected. She’s the last of her litter. Delta was treated for an infection, so we’ll need to watch her. And Rossie and Ruby are so reclusive, I’m always worried something might be wrong with them and I won’t find out until it’s too late.

  5. Such a beautiful boy as you said. My heart cries for you. Such a hard decision. I know. Wishing you much comfort in your loss.

    • Thank you. I’ve learned a lot from him about ways cats might try to communicate that they aren’t feeling well. In Floyd’s case, I believe the water tower tipping and the inappropriate urination were direct attempts to communicate things weren’t right. I got the message — loud and clear, but, in the end, we didn’t have a solution for him. His body betrayed him.

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