Odds and Ends — 13 April 2021
It was a sad day at our house yesterday; my stepson’s much loved cat Frankie passed away. He’d been diagnosed with diabetes a while back. And for the last few days he’d lost his appetite and had irregular breathing. Yesterday he went into cardiac arrest during a veterinary visit. Frankie AKA Frankenstein AKA Francis AKA Piglet was a 15-year-old Siamese with a notably dog-like disposition (if reincarnation exists, he was a dog in a past life or will come back as one in the next).
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So sad to hear. I’m still missing my boy who passed away 6 months ago. Condolences to you and your family.