On the 20th of June, Xiao-Bai stopped eating. He was rushed to a vet who couldn’t find anything seriously wrong with him. He was treated empiricially with an antibiotic and AD cat food. However Xiao-Bai rejected forced feeding. He made noise and the fosterer figured out that he wanted to drink water from a pail. Was this what he used to do. Fosterer also bought the type of dry food that he was fed before but he still refused to eat. This morning he couldn’t lift up his head. On the way to the vet, he took his last breath at 11am.

Surprisingly, his brother, Xiao-Hei, who took a longer time to recover from the initial separation shock, is doing well. He is now separated from his brother with whom he shared 12 years of his life in one home.