Sunset for Leo

Leo was a cat everyone would like to have had, and he was a cat for everyone. Sadly, Leo passed on today at the age of 14. The last couple of years he had to deal with a hyperthyroid, and Tristan did a very good job of diagnosing his condition and treating him with drugs prescribed by our vet. But like our Najar and Lola before him, Leo finally succumbed to his chronic condition. But his first 12 years were full of fun and vitality. Not only was Leo a super-loving kitty, he always had something to say about most everything. You can check out this post from 2012 called Leo Sez: We all loved Leo so much. We miss him greatly.

Leo puzzled over why on earth Tristan would take a shower and get all wet. Doesn’t she know to go outside, roll in the dirt and then lick herself clean?

Leo tested out the security of the door into the common area between the bedrooms.

Leo the lover boy.

Leo would listen…

Give you cute eyes…

…and then tell you what he thought about it.

Leo loved to play. Even when he was not feeling well he would not turn down a good round of play.

102 thoughts on “Sunset for Leo

  1. So sorry to read this sad news about Leo. The beautiful photographs show what an adorable fellow he was. I hope you can find some comfort in the warm memories.

  2. Such a precious Kitty, I’m so sorry he passed over to that sunset , we’re never ready to say farewell to our sweet companions. May your memory’s of him sustain you now. Sending love.

  3. Such a pretty cat! I lost a pet this week also — a dog we had for 15 years. The house feels so quiet and still, almost like we’re empty nesting again. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Leo was the best cat anyone could ask for. He deeply believed everything was love, and he gave back as much love as he got. He looked at me with love in his little kitty eyes right to the very end, and I’m so blessed to have had such a wonderful cat as my companion for these 14 years. Thank you everyone for your condolences, in glad you got to appreciate a little spice of the silly, loving Leo cat! 🧑

  5. Similar statement as everyone, but it’s like saying bye to our children, and it just isn’t right. Life is not fair. Best wishes for all souls involved here

      • I know how difficult it is. I lost four cats from October 2019 to January this year. One of them was the same color as Leo, and it was a marvellous cat. In fact, after the loss of my ‘two own cats’, I decided to adopt two old cats to offer them a nice end of life. They both died. I thought I was too sad to have another try, but the SPA introduced another little lady to me, 12 years old, abandoned twice, and I could not say ‘no’. So, here she is, still a bit afraid but she becomes more and more familiar day after day…

      • It is hard to turn down giving felines a good life. You are a very special person to be so loving towards older kitties. Kitties offer so much love and comfort we owe them the world.

  6. I think taking care of them is taking care of me at the same time. During the two lockdowns, I was so happy to have them with me, to make me smile, laugh, feel serene… Happy and grateful. I like animals in general, but I love cats

    • That is so true. That’s how I feel and I really wish more people would realize that taking care of their cats, dogs and other pets, is taking care of themselves. Normally cats adopt us, sometimes we choose them, and we take care of each other.

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