Fred age 16, is resting this night at the rainbow bridge. The last few weeks I saw him decline as the old ones do. Thank you GRRoW for allowing me to foster this gentleman. He was a joy and was much loved by his pack and many friends, especially intake volunteer Jane Babcock who visited him often in the past 20 months and shared his passing today. Many thanks to the BOD who approved his many treatments for ears, and teeth. Once he was well, he just radiated happiness. Thanks also to Dr Marold at Elm Brook who patiently coaxed Fred’s ear infections and handled his dental care. His clinic was very generous with GRRoW and I appreciate this consideration.And lastly a big thank you to my friend and veterinarian Pete Gaveras who handled Fred’s meds and ongoing care and who was with him today to ease him towards the bridge.Fred shared his last hours with his pack and that crazy cat who would under no circumstances leave his side today, not even to eat.