8/15/2004 - 11/29/2019Damien aka "Fluffy Pants" was my best friend for the past 12 years. I adopted him as a kitten when I was a 23 year old second year law student. He had a beautiful, fluffy coat and a mane that made him look like a little lion. He was a cuddle bug who would follow me around the house and sit on me and purr whenever possible. In his prime, he loved to be brushed, play with his toys and his "brother" Jinx. He would sleep right on my chest with his head near my chin almost every night. I miss that the most.
He lived with me in at least 5 different apartments over the years. Four years ago, we moved into our house and had our two daughters . To be honest, he wasn't a huge fan of the kiddos, but would begrudgingly let them pet him when he couldn't avoid it. He never swatted or hissed at them even though he probably wanted to. He was mostly calm and lazy but turned into a complete beast whenever it was time to cut his nails. We would have to wrap him in a towel and take one arm out at a time - even then it usually took multiple attempts to get the job done. One time when I took him to the vet for a check up, they asked if I wanted his nails cut and I warned them that he absolutely hated it. The vet tech looked at me and said not to worry because they do it all the time. He came back 15 minutes later and said it had taken 3 people to hold him down to do it. They never offered to cut his nails again.
My poor boy had lost a lot of weight and it became clear several months ago that he wasn't feeling well. The vet felt a mass in his abdomen and we confirmed that he had lymphoma. We gave him the best care we could until the end, when he just wasn't himself anymore and I knew his time had come. His loss have left a permanent hole in my heart. To say I miss him would be a huge understatement. He was my first baby and I loved him so dearly.
Jennifer GlanzbergOssining, New YorkDecember 1, 2019
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Damien was such an incredibly handsome boy! I especially love his kitten photo! He was so lucky to have you & your family. We can't ask for more than to be surrounded by so much love as he was. I am so very sorry for your loss.Dr. Liz Hilton - December 4, 2019

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