Several months ago we found an abscess on China’s belly. The Veterinarian diagnosed her with skin cancer. She received treatment and surgery.
This photo was taken of her shortly before writing this.
It is with a heavy heart that China will be put to rest this week. The Vet has done all she can and so have we. At this point our family feels it would be inhumane to allow her to continue to suffer. Our hearts are breaking but it’s time to let her go.
When China first came to live with us she instantly melted our hearts. She’s a pretty princess. She’d go outside and lay in the sun all day but she’d never wander off the brick patio. She has always been too good to get her paws dirty.
She’s a head sleeper, as in, there’s a giant ass king size bed yet she will sleep right on top of my head. Her favorite place is the bathroom. She has always sat on the toilet seat in all her awkwardness or when we pull the shower curtain open to turn on the water there’s China staring up at us.
When Bones, Sammy and Olive joined our pack they we’re only three weeks old. Far too young to be without a mother. China stepped right into the role as if they were her own. She would nest them, clean them and protect them.
One of the things I will miss most about China is her kisses. She is the only cat I’ve had that will stick her face right in yours and kiss you with her yucky wet nose.
In honor of China I will be posting photos of our life together for the remainder of this week. We will miss her dearly. I will always be grateful for her friendship and her unconditional love.