Yesterday was Labour Day here in Canada. It is the last day of summer vacation before the kids go back to school. It is supposed to be a fun day to enjoy the last minutes of freedom. Today was not that kind of day.
These pictures were not taken today.
I woke to my daughter crying. She told me Wizard had fallen. I had trouble processing what she meant but she was crying hard enough that I knew there was trouble so I had to move quickly.
I found Wizard on the kitchen counter not breathing and no pulse. The other cats were still with him where they had all been eating breakfast.
I gathered more details from my daughter later. She got up and fed the cats. They had all jumped up to the counter by themselves. They were eating when she heard a thump. Wizard had fallen on his side completely limp. He was gone that quickly.
We don’t know why he died. He hadn’t been sick. There was no injury. He had been acting normal.
The whole family is crushed. Wizard was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.