Our kitten Felix died on Christmas Eve. I wanted to tell you so you’re not wondering why he’s suddenly not in any of our videos or pictures on Instagram. It’s been incredibly sad for our family and his brother, Oscar.
He seemed to be in a lot of pain on the 23rd. We took him to the vet and she suggested he see a specialist at the emergency room. The first vet thought he might need surgery, but she thought it was relatively minor.
Without going into too much detail, it was something internal that the emergency vets had never seen before. They didn’t know how it happened. Why it happened. How it even could happen. And they weren’t sure they could save him.
But we tried. He had two surgeries. And he wasn’t able to make it.
We’re sad. We’re heartbroken. We miss him terribly. Oscar has been wandering around the house meowing, which has been so sad. We wish we could explain to him where his little brother went. The kids are trying to grapple with the death of their tiny kitten and keep asking how something like this could happen to such a young creature. And so we’ve talked. About life. About death. About how it isn’t fair and some creatures only get a short time on this earth. A short, but beautiful time. Felix brought our family a lot of joy and we can only hope we gave him lots of joy in return. RIP little kitty. We miss you.