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Junior quit it! Junior get off of that! Junior don't be such a pig, leave some for the other cats! Junior stop terrorizing your mother!

That was my Junior and now he's gone and the house is much too quiet.

Junior was one of 4 siblings. You've been introduced to his sister Babycakes. He also has two other sisters Smokey and Snippy. We gave Snippy to my roommates brother when they were all still kittens. So there was mother Molly, Junior, Babycakes and Smokey.

Junior was the terrorist of the family. He played too hard and too rough and the often heard hisssssssssss! would ring through the house as he, yet again, pissed off one or the other of the females of the house. He would never harm any of them but he did love to piss 'em off!

Junior loved his food and you would think that he would be the first one at the bowl when the cry treats! went off but, no, not Junior. That boy would sit and wait for the girls to eat before he got his. It was the most amazing thing I ever saw.

In every other respect he was such an alpha cat. He was the king of his world and man oh man did he know it! He was also the sweetest little boy in the entire world. When Babycakes died and I was crying my eyes out, he would come over to me to snuggle as if he knew how much I needed his warmth. How I need it now.

This past weekend I had to put my Junior to sleep. He had something that caused him not to eat (I had been force feeding him last week) and because he was a chubby cat, that caused fatty liver disease. Dr. Crow said that he would have to be on a feeding tube for a month to 6 weeks and even if we did that and the medications his prognosis was guarded plus we still didn't know the underlying cause or what the treatment for that would be. Plus it would have been another $800 to $1000 and another $150-200 every two weeks for treatment. That's about $2300 for one weekend plus.

So my little boy is gone and my heart hurts. I'm really not sure how to cope with this so soon after my little girl but a certain amazing vet on this site suggested I do a tribute to my boy and I thought that was a brilliant idea. For all of the joy he brought to me I wanted you to know him too. I wish you could have met him. He was a very good boy and I miss him.

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