by Chris Eddy
(Visalia CA USA)
His first winter coat
My son and his roommate found Thor in a street during a rain storm in Jacksonville, FL.
My son took him to a vet, found out he was less than 6 weeks old. Thor was so small, he rode in my son's cup holder in his car.
My son is in the Navy and was going to be sent to training for 6 weeks and thought he would find a good home for Thor before he left.
After having him for over a month, he decided he couldn't give him up, so he flew with Thor to California, I meet him about an hour from LAX and took Thor home.
Thor had all the characteristic of a Maine Coon, right down to the long tuffs of hair between his big toes. But he was so small. Then he started to grow.
Thor's last winter he seemed to have had hit his adult look but was still growing. He was the smartest cat I had ever had, and I have had cats my whole life.
He responded to commands, and knew all too well what no meant. He was very affectionate and liked to make you laugh. He had joined 4 other cats in my household and managed to take center stage.
Thor passed away at age 2 from an injury. He had been sleeping on the floor in front of the bathroom door and my daughter stepped on him exiting the bathroom. I have never heard of a cat dying from being stepped on, but within three days I could tell he wasn't doing well and seemed to be having breathing problems. I took him to the vet that Monday morning and I was told he was suffering from blunt force trauma.
I was told he wouldn't die from it but he need oxygen until his lungs started inflating fully on their own. I got to say my good-byes and he answered back with his little chirping noise through the oxygen mask. I thought I would be picking him up the next day, but I got a call in the morning saying he had passed away during the night.
I took him home
and buried him with all my other kitties that have come and gone over the years. I miss him terribly. I still have my other cats, which seemed to miss Thor and probably I won't be seeking to add to our family for awhile but my next fur baby will be a Maine Coon.
comments:Sep 23, 2015
Lost my Maine coon to complications from pancreatitis so very sorry for your loss it's hard they become our family sending hugsSep 23, 2015
I lost my beautiful Connery Maine coon this time last year. I miss him everyday but like Thor, so glad to have had this gentle giant in my life. Hope you take comfort from your memories.Sep 23, 2015
He is so pretty. Difficult for anyone to loose part of the family. RIP ThorSep 23, 2015
by: Robert and Panther
I can not imagine how you must feel. Panther is always around my feet and I often wonder what would happen if I would step on him. R.I.P ThorSep 22, 2015
I love them too.
I am so sorry. It is so hard to lose a pet. They become part of the family. Maine coons are gorgeous and very comical. Praying comfort for you.Sep 22, 2015
by: Linda Williams
My heart aches with yours. My Main Coon boy, Jak, died in my arms barely reaching two years of age. I miss him terribly. My prayers to you for those precious quiet moments in thought of your Thor.Sep 22, 2015
Thank for your kind words. I only have good thoughts of Thor, and I am so lucky to have had him even if it was for such a short while.Sep 22, 2015
Please take time to remember the good times with him. Petloss.com is a free resource offering many ways to pay tribute to our fallen buddies.Sep 22, 2015
TEARS, TEARS <3Sep 22, 2015
Sorry for your loss.Sep 22, 2015
Must be painful