I received a few good reports from the shelter about Rupert so I was hopeful that he would be returning to us to put on weight. I sent a text asking if I might get him back only to find out he took a turn for the worse and things were not looking good.
I have not heard a further update, but I am assuming that he did not make it. It breaks my heart that we could not save him, but I had a chance to love him and we were both the better for it.
It was very apparent he enjoyed his last few days. He bothered the repairman that stopped by the house he was in, he pushed the resident cats out of their bowls so he could have a single bite of their food. He thundered down the stairs and he even helped himself to whatever he wanted in the fridge (shhh she doesn't know I'm sharing this photo with you). He was always a very happy loving boy.
If by some miracle he is still alive and responds to whatever treatment they might have devised for him and I hear more I will share it with you, but I am guessing that is highly unlikely.