Tiger is now 18 years old. He has been in my family since he was 5 weeks old.... I watched him be born as he was from a litter that my neighbor cat had.
Tiger lived with my parents until I was about 18 and got my own apartment. They had him as an outdoor cat and Jake and I had just adopted a cat named Orbit.... and we decided that Orbit needed a friend. Tiger deserved to be an indoor cat and so we took him home and he has been an indoor cat for 8 years now.
I had full blood panels done on him 2 1/2 years ago and the vets were amazed at how healthy he was at the time. He gets VERY stressed going to the vets office, he is actually quite a reclusive cat and spends most of his time on my pillow in my bedroom.
In the last week and a half, Tiger has lost quite a bit of weight. Enough that Jake and I are now panicking.
He is not eating much, we are now making him his own food, anything wet.... pretty much whatever we can get him to eat. The other nite I attempted to force feed him, but he was so stressed I just couldnt do it to him.
My vet thinks he should go sometime soon. Tiger is old and has outlived any cat I have ever had. Our hearts are breaking for our old man and the moment he seems in pain or lethargic, we will be taking him in to help him on his way.
For now, he is content to sit on my pillow and lick my eyelashes while I am sleeping.
Please keep Tiger in your thoughts, we will be lost without him.