She was born in early 2001. Evan found her in a shelter in Waldon, NY when he moved down for his first teaching position. She was a painfully skittish and shy cat when I met her in 2004. It was the first visit to my new boyfriend’s apartment. I actually didn’t see too much of her on that weekend visit because she hid almost the entire time. Soon, she was spending weekends at my apartment because Evan was spending all his free time with me.
I grew to love her gentle, kind demeanor and we became a family when Evan and I married in 2005. We had so many great years and memories together. Not to mention all the traveling we did when Evan joined the service. Anyone who has ever met her fell in love with her. She never bit or scratched a single person in anger. It just wasn’t her style, she was a lady.
We noticed when we moved to Florida in late 2014 that she was starting to lose weight and vomit more often. After countless blood test that came back negative, this past July, the vet told us she had a thyroid condition. We started her on medication right away that just made her even more sick so we stopped the medication and continued to look for answers but none were to be found. Finally, just a few days go, she just stopped eating. When they ran her blood, the test showed both kidneys had complete stopped functioning and the humane thing to do was to put her to sleep before it became extremely painful for her. Dying from kidney failure is a slow, painful way to die. We didn’t want to see her suffer and decided while she was still somewhat functioning to put her to sleep. We almost postponed because she just didn’t seem that bad to me, but the past few days had proved, she was going down hill very fast.
We are going to miss her…we already do so much. My heart is broken into a million pieces and when I do put it back together a small but significant piece will be gone forever.
We love you Calypso, you were so greatly loved. RIP my beautiful angel.