He was good, sweet, loving member of our family and we had to make the incredibly difficult decision to let him go on to the Great Mouse Hunting Ground in the Sky.
Unfortunately, last year he started having seizures that were becoming more and more frequent and with no apparent physiological cause. He was also losing mobility and we had to take him to the vet today because he couldn't breathe. He was in such distress he was actually meowing - a rare thing for Slimjim. The vet found a huge lump in his throat that showed some damage to the fine bones there and his passageway was so swollen that it was impeding his breathing. After much deliberation, and many, many tears, we felt it would be kinder to let him go rather than traumatize him further with aggressive care.
We love you Slimjim - and we miss you terribly.