Yurei (9/9/2004 – 7/12/2017)
It’s with great sadness that we announce that Yurei has passed away. He went peacefully in his home with his foster mom and sister by his side. Yurei was found stray and taken to the Humane Society in December 2015. Given his advanced age, declining health, and fearfulness, the shelter knew that COSIR was his only chance at life. We quickly realized that he was most likely older than estimated and not healthy enough to be adopted. We placed him with Francine as a hospice foster. Francine bacame his guardian angel and despite his fearfulness, they built an incredible bond. She loved him, nursed him, catered to his every need, and gave him the respect and quality of life he deserved. Without her devotion to him, it’s unlikely he would have had the last 19 months of joyful living. Yurei loved his foster sister, Kika, roaming around in the garden, running through the sprinklers, romping in the snow, but mostly napping He had good days and bad days, but more love than he knew what to do with. He has crossed the rainbow bridge, and now it’s his turn to be a guardian angel for Francine and Kika. RIP Yurei.