My cat had been missing for a bit and we found him yesterday. It seems he had suffered some kind of paralysis and he'd lost all movement and sensation in his hind legs. Vet thinks it was a blood clot and said there was nothing we could do.
He was only 1 on monday and was the gentlest, most lovely cat I've ever met.
I'm so sorry to hear that, Rattus. You did the only thing you could - the final kindness for your companion. It does seem doubly unfair when something like this happens to such a young cat, when you'd been expecting years together.
It will take a long time to get over him. Perhaps in time you could rescue a kitten, in his memory,so at least some good comes out of it?