the 6-legged Cat
Hex was born March, 2008 in Cooper City, Florida with a partially
developed twin growing out from his abdomen. Surgery to correct
the deformity was expensive but generous contributions from the
internet community raised all the
money he needed.
In the end, the strain of surgery proved to be too much. On the
page chronicling the story of his too-short life his owners left
a small and touching prose poem, which I share with you now:
We were supposed to be two, but I was born
the only one, with half of my brother still holding on strong.
We tried to get help and sought to repair this tangled body that
somehow we shared.
Though the doctors fought hard and worked past being tired, we
did what we could do, but we grew Oh, so tired.
Now we know there can't be one without the other, here we'll stay
attached to one another.
Knowing that all prayed for the best here we lay together for this
long eternal rest.
We thank you for your prayers, your support, and your love.
Until we meet again in the heavens up above.