Quilt Inspector #2

It's been a stressful few weeks in our household. About 3 weeks ago we discovered that one of our fur-babies, Gideon, has cancer. He was always my big guy, a panther of a cat, not just in color but in size too, weighing in around 18 pounds. He was quiet but oh, so lovable and would lay on me in bed and give me nose kisses. 

He was also one to enjoy being near me in my sewing room, being dubbed quilt inspector #2.

On my niece's Pocketful of Posies quilt in 2015

Helping me to select fabrics for my most recent Take Wing mini

Despite our best efforts, there really isn't anything we can do other than keep him comfortable. The vets originally suggested amputation of his right hind leg but because the tumor was so large and high up on his leg, they would have also had to remove half of his pelvis and do radiation after the surgery. We just couldn't see putting him through something like that, when there's no guarantee that it would prolong his life all that much.

So, we're going to cherish every day that we have with this sweet, loving, boy until it's time to let him go.

Sleeping on his favorite pillow


  1. I am so sorry for the sadness you are enduring but I think you have made a wise decision in how you are going to proceed and enjoying him while he is with you. He is a beautiful cat and I am sure a wonderful companion. God bless and take care from Iowa

  2. Yes cherish every moment you have with him. It's so hard when our fur babies are unwell. My heart goes out to you all.

  3. So sad for you. I know the decision is hard but I think you are doing the right thing.

  4. I know this is a very difficult time. Just keep this guy happy and comfy until you know it is the right time. Enjoy the time you have left

  5. I am so sorry about Gideon and hope you get lots of snuggles and love with him.

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about Gideon. Thinking of you and hoping you & he enjoy the remaining nose kisses.

  7. He has been an excellent chooser of fabrics and quilt inspector.
    I sometimes wonder why we do this: adopt pets and have our hearts wrenched out when we outlive them. Remember the snuggles and the good life you are giving him. Hugs.


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