I surely did not think I would be posting this on my blog so soon after the loss of Reggie just 3 months ago. It was was very sad day today when I had to say goodbye to my sweet Chancey boy.
Some years went by and he and his sister had a falling out and they could not be anywhere close to each other. So Chancey ended up living in my bedroom - as you can see. He also had access to the bathrooms and when the door was open, to my stamping room, just not out in the main part of the house. He was happy and content there and would sleep on the bed up next to my head every night. He was very vocal and would talk to me all the time as Siamese cats are wont to do. He also knew when it was time to finish up the work and go to bed. If I were working in my stamp room, he would come in along about 10 PM and meow at me to let me know it was time for bed. Sometimes I would dawdle, but mostly, I'd just turn the light out, leave my things on the table, and go off to bed.
About a month or so ago, I noticed that his chin was kind of swollen. It didn't seem to bother him and he didn't seem to be in pain, but things had been hectic around my house so I didn't do anything at the time, but as soon as I could I took him in to see the vet. Unfortunately, the news wasn't good. He had some teeth issues and ended up having surgery to remove some of them and also a biopsy on a growth in his lower jaw. It took some time to get the results back, and when they did come back, the news was that he had a cancerous growth in his jaw which eventually would fracture his jaw causing him incredible pain and he would not be able to eat anything. Seeing as there wasn't any really good answer, I made the decision to let him go and took him into the vet today, held him in my arms while he went to sleep, and said my goodbyes. His little kitty soul is now off with his step-brother (Kitty Boy) and step-sister (Reggie), both of whom he grew up with. One day we'll all be reunited where they will be able to run and play with each other without any contentions. I know it will get easier over time, but for now, when I walk in my room, I still expect to see him snuggling on my bed or digging under the covers for a snooze where he liked to be.