Rest in Peace, Little Lumen.

I haven’t posted in about a week.  I know that I probably upset David, and I’m sorry to all of you.  Lumen has been so sick and I have been right near him this whole week.  Writing has been the furthest thing from my mind, I hope that you all can understand and appreciate it.  I have two shows going on right now too – tech this week for one, and tech next week for the other.  Talk about excellent timing.

Please let me say thank you publicly to everybody who has sent their well wishes via Twitter and Facebook.  Holy crap, what a shit day.

My little man is gone – around 1030 we had to euthanize Lumen, he was suffering big time and his kidneys were two times their normal size.  After the last vet visit he perked right up, and when I got back from Jersey on Friday, he was all about hanging out and being awesome.  Saturday afternoon he became a bit lax, and then just inside himself.  Sunday I kinda knew that he probably needed to be set free of his pain, he had an absolutely terrible day. The final diagnosis from my vet Dr. Graham was that Lumen had an acute form of leukemia that just destroyed his body quickly, even though the test on Thursday showed a negative.

I have a few cutie pictures of this little adorable guy, I never really got a chance to post any of them.  I did get to do something awesome though, I got to see a kitten turn from a baby into my little stinker.  Daddy’s gonna miss you, pal.  You made my life so much better for that short time we had together. It was awesome to love you, buddy!

I'm a bored kitty.

whatsamatter, daddy?

lumen sleeping

look at me walk!

Lumen on Daddy's shoulder

big kitty stretch

Crying yet? How about Lumen’s first day home?! BAHAHA! CUTE!

Meet Lumen, the Super Kitty!

Oklahoma, you can suck it. You’ve taken my two best friends. It’s too bad Lumen never got to meet Rutherford, holy crap, that would have been a crazy party.

dude, you woke me from my nap

5 replies
  1. John Hathcock
    John Hathcock says:

    My sincerest condolences.  I’ve had to make that choice before and it
    was the hardest thing i’ve gone through.  Our furry friends become
    family.  Our little people.  My heart ache’s with you.
    Rest in Peace, Lumen.  May you find that
    big ball of string in the sky. 

  2. Butch Allen
    Butch Allen says:

    My thoughts are with you and I am sad for your loss.  It’s a very hard decision to make – I’ve made it myself a few times.  
    Hang tough – go outside for a second, find some sun, and feel the Lumens wash over you.
    Peace.
    Butch

  3. Kevin Lee Allen
    Kevin Lee Allen says:

    Wow, the loss of a pet is a searing pain. As difficult as it is, it is also heartening to know we can make the end of life decisions for our companions and spare them additional pain. 

    I am so sorry for you.

  4. Dayna
    Dayna says:

    JIM! I’m so sorry. So so so sorry. You had some great times with your lil man, and he helped you through some rough times as well. You made sure the life he had was a love-filled (overflowing really) happy one. Lumen turned out to be the perfect name… every time a light shines he’s there encouraging you. Much love and shiny lights friend.

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