Above is my last photo of Chloe.
We went to visit Russ, Jay, Thomas, William and Piper this afternoon to deliver our Christmas presents. We were gone about 2 hours. When we arrive home, I noticed that Chloe was laying in the bathroom, couldn’t stand and was meowing loudly (completely unlike her). I lifted her up and set her down again. She still couldn’t stand. I called urgently to Tom, and we called our vet. We were directed to the emergency vet, and we drove her right in. They brought her in quickly but said she was near death. The speculation was that she had a catastrophic event like a heart attack, a hemorrhage or a dislodged large clot. But there was no time to do any investigation as she was in distress and dying. So she was euthanized while I petted her, told her what a great cat she was, and how much I loved her.
Just last evening she was patting me to pet her on the couch, like she did. I cannot describe how much I will miss her in my life. She has been a constant in our house for so long. I am crushed.