This is Romeo. I’ve picked him out of the many kittens at the pet store in Flemington Market back in 2006.
My partner and I were just young fools in love and we were rebellious. We want our own place and own freedom so we left home got an apartment and got ourselves Romeo and Theodore (who was a bunny rabbit and he died a few months after we got him from a spider bite) to keep us company.
After Theodore died, Romeo was crying and weeping for his best friend. They were quite close as you can see the old pictures below.
WE have tried to get another bunny (Horatio) but he also died a few weeks later from a heart failure.
It didn’t take much toll on Romeo because by then we have moved back to live with my parents and from an indoor cat he gained his outdoor freedom.
From 2006 till 2009 he was living with us however we’ve been working in another state on and off which during that time we also got Delco (our german shepherd x tibetan mastiff) however they didn’t get along as much so we decided that Delco would have to stay with my parent’s while Romeo at my partner’s parents until we get our own place again.
So years gone by, we moved a lot around but Romeo remained loyal and happy at my in laws. We have thought about taking him back but he was too happy there. The in laws looked after him well. He was healthy and filthy rich with all the mice he would capture around town. My in laws live around the beach so we didn’t want to take that luxury out of him. They also enjoyed his company and they loved him.
A few months ago we were told that he had cancer and it was too malignant to even have the operation. He also had some kidney problems. The vet told us that he needed to be put down when we’re ready, that he still had a few more months to go for us to make that decision because he was still fit and cheeky.
So last night (30.05.2017) my brother in law called and told us that they were on their way to the vet (my parents in law are currently away overseas) because Romeo was paralysed and it was decided that, this was it.
I think at that stage I could hear my heart shattered. It’s an immense ache to lose a pet you have known its whole life and who loved you unconditionally, loyal, friendliest and beautiful in every way.
It wasn’t long that they rang us to say goodbye to him….
and texted his last picture ( the first picture below - courtesy of my brother in law’s wife ).
There is no other words for me but I loved him, missed him and I always will.
P.S (I've posted this previously on tumblr yesterday (31.May.2017) I just didn't have the time to post it here. In case you are wondering about the date)