On Friday August 3rd, 2018, the team at Sault Ste. Marie Animal Clinic said good bye to our good friend and long-time clinic cat, Hobo. At 16 years old, he had developed a tumour in his cheek bone that was clearly bothering him and making it difficult to eat. His bad days were outnumbering the good and rather than risk him being in pain or further discomfort, we made the difficult decision to euthanize him.
Hobo literally wandered into our lives 15 years ago when he showed up in our backyard as an unneutered young adult male loaded with parasites. After attempts to find his owner were unsuccessful, we decided to neuter, vaccinate and treat him for parasites in hopes of finding him a new forever home.
We were all soon charmed however by his quirky ways, distinctive ‘squawking’ meow and soft, bunny like white fur – we didn’t end up looking terribly hard for a new home for him – and he ended up becoming a permanent fixture here at the hospital.
Many of our clients will remember Hobo in our waiting room windows, on the chairs or on counter coaxing for treats – Hobo LOVED to eat!!
Hobo will be missed by all of us at SSMAnimalClinic but most of all by his favourite human, Cindy, and fellow clinic cat Oscar.
RIP little buddy – we will miss you!