Japanese Shiba Inu Shino, that has been 18 years old and struggled with Alzheimer’s illness, died, according to his owner.
” At 14:45 on March 7, Shino died quietly and suddenly. Hope he can lead a good life in heaven, my precious pet,” wrote his owner on Instagram.
During the days that followed, to remember Shino, his owner still kept updating his pictures online, obviously, mostly regarding the inter activities in between Shino and his cat friend Kuu. Because of his health problems, Shino had difficulty to walk– let alone look after himself
But, under the attentive treatment of his owner, as well as in the company of Kuu, Shino still led a happy life
According to the owner, the 7-year-old Kuu became a bodyguard for his canine buddy, not allowing other cats to approach him
Because of his illness, Shino could not control his body while walking, so Kuu became his crutch. Whenever he wanted to stand up or move, his cat friend was always on the side
” The day before Shino passed away, he got up, had breakfast and walked out as usual, but in the evening, he suddenly fell down with loud wails,” the owner recalled. “I placed him in my arms the entire night. He seemed to be in fever, with difficulty in breath …”