"I had days where it was painful to look at him, when he had bleeding lesions covering his face and my heart just broke," Martin said. "But it wasn't the illness that proved to be the biggest challenge, it was the psychological effects afterward which kept him from eating or drinking on his own for months."
Even throughout his extreme sickness, Claus never lost his sweet personality. He purred his way through the pain, and even nuzzled and headbutted Martin. He never fought her on taking medication, and proved to everyone each and every day how truly special he was.