I've been badly neglecting this blog lately, and I'm sorry that this has to be the first update in months, but here it is: My cat Sam died this morning. It wasn't entirely unexpected -- he was very old and very fat -- but still, it seemed sudden and shocking.
It seems likely that he had a heart attack, or something as traumatic (a stroke?), and I cannot, unfortunately, say that he did not suffer. It was terrible -- I have never heard an animal make the kinds of noises he was making, and I hope I never do again. But he did not suffer long: his passing was quick.
And now it's just me and Cassie again. Okay, and the parakeets, but they're not exactly critters you can cuddle with.
No more cats for me. It's too painful.