Pics of Nermal – 3/3

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Nermal and Loki, best friends – a scratch on Nermal’s retina healed with scarring, resulting in the odd look of his left eye, and cataracts increasingly interfered with his good eye, but it didn’t slow him much.

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Nermal and Loki and sweet black Sidney, who we adopted at 8 months old a terrified emotional mess, and who a few years later chose to go live with my mom after she lost both of hers (not anthropomorphizing – he honestly did, long story). The single mattress behind the couch was there specifically for the cats to play on.

 

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Me, asleep… with Loki in his favourite spot, and Nermal in my arms under the blanket.

Towards the end of his life, when he was often cold, and lost a lot of weight, and wore a modified baby shirt to protect a hot spot on his shoulder that wouldn’t heal – but still loved to be out in the sun.

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Taken the morning of the day we went to the vet for the last time. I know it’s an effect of the flash and the white wall behind him – but he had, in a very real sense, already halfway gone ahead by this point…

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