Vinnie was bought as a mouser and when his family moved, he was left alone, outside, near a busy and very dangerous road. We took him, neutered and chipped him and found him his perfect home. He now lives in South London with his new mum and dad.
Vinnie went to live with his perfect human mum, Kim, in February of this year. He was a happy, calm, gentle loving three year old boy - a lover, never a fighter - and spent the entirety of this awful lockdown adored and worshipped and spoilt rotten, just as he deserved. Despite still running around and playing, on Monday he began to breathe more heavily and was taken to the vet yesterday morning where it was discovered that he had an enlarged heart and irregular heartbeat, leading to his chest and heart filling with fluid. Despite immediate treatment, Vinnie passed away yesterday afternoon. His previously undiagnosed condition, more likely genetic, was too severe to allow for any chance of successful intervention. We are all devastated by this terrible and completely unexpected loss. Vinnie was discarded like a piece of rubbish by his original family and was rescued and cared for by a loving fosterer. I knew the second I spoke to Kim that she was the right mum for him and the amount of love and care lavished on him by Kim was more than most cats could wish for in an entire lifetime. Kim. I want to thank you for loving Vinnie so deeply. You are a wonderful person and a blessing to that little boy.
All losses are difficult and break our hearts, but this one is particularly sad. Vinnie was so young and full of life and love and to be ripped away from his human soul mate seems beyond cruel.