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Another farewell

On Friday afternoon last week our cat Jazz had yet another crisis and I made the sad, but mercy filled decision to have him euthanased. He was 15.5 years old and had been suffering increasingly from arthritis and associated health problems.

Lucy, the vet at our friendly and very caring vet clinic had tried everything to assist him maintain a reasonable quality of life as an indoor, pampered cat but sadly since Easter her efforts and our diligent care was becoming increasingly less effective.
I have returned to the many, many photos we have and they offer a wonderful record of this sociable, outgoing, vigorous, adventurous, friendly, funny cat who survived many escapades, gave us worrying times but who adored us and was a constant source of fun, laughter and love.

Jazz outlived his brother PG by just over two years. We got the kittens in 1999 and they grew to be adults who very happily co-existed.
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The following photos tell something of why Jazz is so sorely missed now.
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And the last much quieter Jazz.
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Our cat Jazz is a little over 14 years old and in the past year or two has developed some arthritis in his lower spine. He is on pain relief and some medication that help eases the discomfort and increases his flexibility.

I have added this Snugglesafe cat “hottie”
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to his treatment regime after learning about these on Leanne’s blog:

He was very suspicious of his new hottie at first
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but gradually,
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gradually
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he has crept closer to it
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and finally after two days he is enjoying the steady, warmth this fleece covered disc offers to him.
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His humans have also discovered how useful it is on sore lower backs and strained rib cartilage when Jazz has been outside or when the daytime temperatures have been too warm for him to want to lie on it.

It is a nifty comforter.

“You put your left leg in, you put your left leg out”

Jazz loves his banana box bed currently. It was hot this particular afternoon and Jazz was maximising the “facilities” that his banana box offers. Note to observant readers – Jazz does have a healing pink patch on his left front leg…..the result of a recent abscess from a cat fight!

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