Thursday, December 20, 2012

Devon - Results

Well, it has been almost a week since Devon's sudden passing and we are getting some answers.  The preliminary results of his necropsy have come back and he had a very rare (in cats) cancer called hemangiosarcoma.  He had tumors on his liver and spleen and they are what ruptured and caused the acute bleeding.  Devon never thought he was a cat, so this is probably a fitting disease for him, since it is so uncommon in cats!

Things I am thankful for with his sudden passing:

1) That I was home when the cries came from him
2) That he didn't suffer for long
3) That I have this blog, and have therefore taken more pictures than I normally would have of all my boys
4) For the support that I have received from friends around the world
5) That I learned when brother Mojo was diagnosed, to cherish every moment because one day you'll miss it

Devon was a special and unique boy.  He didn't believe he was a cat.  He loved to help in the kitchen and lick the butter.  We have not had a proper piece of toast all week!  He wasn't a snuggler, but he was always close by on the couch, or in whatever room you were hanging out in.  He loved to watch tv and seemed to enjoy the time together...he would purr and touch you with a paw.  He had a wild streak about him and a zest for life.  He had the most expressive face.  He would puff his tail out for no real reason and just walk around like that...I think he liked to 'spook' himself!  He would lay in the floor and whimper if you didn't speak to him.  He loved the be told he was beautiful and could just see his face beaming with pride :)  He was the craziest of all my boys, and I will miss his antics...he kept me on my toes, always wondering what he would do next.  There was never a dull moment with Devon. 

Thanks for the lovely graphic...not sure who made it...


  1. What a beautiful boy. (((HUGS))) from another cat lover!

  2. I'm glad you have answers, and also am glad there was nothing that could have been done--i.e. that you're not left feeling you did something wrong or didn't do enough, etc. I hope this gives you some peace of mind, though of course won't take away the pain of his loss.


    And purrs from the boys.


  3. We're glad you have an answer. And it is something to be thankful for, that you were there. Sometimes we can't be. {{{{hugs}}}}, purrs & pawtaps

  4. He was such a handsome lad. We are glad you have the necropsy result and it explained what took him. We send love and purrs to you.

    Gerry & Mungo

  5. We are glad that you have answers and that Devon went quickly with your presence to comfort him. We know how much you miss him but you need to take comfort in all the good memories he gave you.

  6. We too are glad that you got answers as to what happened to Devon. But you are right...we need to cherish each moment we have. We hope all the good memories you have of Devon helps ease your sadness. Purrs to you.

  7. Hugs from all of us. We know how much you miss that special boy. I believe Alasandra did the pretty graphic.

  8. What a wonderful tribute to Devon. He sounds like such a great cat. Glad you found out what happened to him. Sending you tons of hugs. It is so hard at this time of year. Take care.

  9. So you know now that there was nothing you could have done, and that he did not suffer long... I hope this gives you some closure and helps temper your sadness. Purrs to you - we will miss Devon lots too.

  10. We're glad that you found out what happened. It is good that you were at home when he cried out. You were able to lessen his suffering.


  11. It's good to have found out what happened. Our purrs, purrayers, and comforting thoughts are with you. XOXO

  12. So thankful you have answers, and although it will never erase the pain of Devon's loss you know that there was nothing you could have done which would ease my mind and I hope it does yours too. He was a sweet beautiful baby and we are still sending your purrs.

  13. What a beautiful and wonderful boy Devon was. We are thankful you have the results, and now know why he had to run off to the Bridge so sudenly.

    We send you big hugs, and purrs and prayers of comfort.

  14. Well, at least questions are answered now.
    Once again, so so sorry. My heart aches for ya.

  15. Merry Christmas to you all
    I wish you and your family have the Best Best time.
    Lots of love
    Puddy Boy ; )

  16. I'm grateful to read that you have answers. And that he had you to care for and love him during his walk on this earth.
    Rest, little baby.
    Laura and
    Coco Chanel, Valentina Rossa, Manhattan Bay, Bessie and Lulu


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