Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Thursday, October 19th of 2017 at the age of 8 years old. We got a call that he was having a very hard time breathing. While at the emergency room we found that he had aspirated and his lungs had rapidly filled with fluid. So much that the vets were shocked as well at how much and how fast. We tried to do everything we could for him but it became clear all to quickly that it was not a battle we could win. We kept him under anesthesia so he was pain free while awaiting the rest of the family to come and say goodbye to him. Unfortunately he passed before they could make it. Edgar died peacefully and pain free with excellent care from the Emergency Vets.
We never know when we will lose a loved one and it is always worse when it is sudden. Though he only was able to spend a precious few weeks with his new family, he was able to have one and feel all the love that they had to give. Edgar has a special place, not only in their hearts, but in their home where his ashes, collar, and paw print are placed by his family.
Who he Was
Edger Allen Poe was a sweet but sassy guy.
With two fangs that stuck up from his lower jaw, we often referred to him as
'The Reverse Vampire Kitty' who Didn't Drink Blood, but Gave Love!
Edgar had the sweetest way to ask for attention by gently putting his paw against the side of your cheek. Sometimes, if you were sad or upset, he would do the same. For a small cat he had a very robust purr and it was always comforting to have him rumbling away on your lap.
He had, what we affectionately called, an 'Ugly Walk' whenever he thought he was being clever or was doing an 'I meant to do that' and 'You saw nothing'. He'd slink all stretched out like he was super cool...even though he looked super silly instead.
Edgar was a great snuggle bug with people, other cats, and even dogs. He had a gentle fascination with our Sanctuary Guinea Pig, Una Estrella, and would actually gently pet her through the bar of her cage. Despite his small size and health issues he was a pretty fearless and independent guy and the other animals helped him get that way.
Edgar was with us a long time and when Poppies was still alive he spent a lot of time with him and was always available to keep his lap warm.
We were over the moon when Edgar finally had someone who wanted to adopt him, not only that, he would be going to a family who had previously adopted from us before! Able to look beyond his disabilities, they were willing to take the plunge. Everyone was so excited and he settled in right away bonding with everyone in the family. Losing him was a shocking tragedy that no one could have foreseen or prevented. Edgar was beloved by many people and he is greatly missed by all.
Edger Allen Poe was once a beloved pet. He came from a very prestigious line of show Bombay cats. Edgar, however, did not get ‘the good genes’. He had quite the under bite, so much so that both bottom fangs stuck out from the bottom! His body didn’t measure up, but his heart did. Though his family loved him, their much older senior cat would not stop beating up and hurting Edgar. So his family made the sad, but responsible call for help.
We knew right away Edgar was not only special, but that he would need the extra help. Edger couldn’t bathe himself, had trouble eating and drinking, and sometimes has problems breathing. Despite all of that, the other Cats took him in and helped bathe him until he learned over time to do it himself. They made room for him at the food and water bowl and would even alert someone if he was having trouble. Everypawdy helped him out, both human and animal.
With Edgar's rich black color and his shiny penny eyes, he made the perfect Halloween Cat! He earned the moniker of being ‘The Reverse Vampire Kitty’ because of his two bottom fangs. Every Halloween he dispelled myths about Black Cats and 'Broken' Cats as a Cat Ambassador from his very own Coffin Shaped Bed! This Vampire would never steal your Blood, but he definitely stole many Hearts.
This drawing was done by their young Daughter.
"It's a picture of
Big Redd and Edgar in our living room with the TV on.
She misses him but shows it in a good way."