I just couldn't put this on FB. We lost our cat, "***** Willow" this last Friday night. He was only 1 1/2 yo, and was a large, beautiful Russian blue. Our family enjoyed him for the year that he was a member of our family. Every pet is unique, and he was one of those super friendly cats who would drool when you petted him and sometimes was so relaxed that he'd slide off of the couch.
We thought we were going to lose him 3 weeks ago, when he was lying around under the table in the living room looking like he was in pain. We thought he'd recovered, but then he disappeared Friday. I found his body Saturday morning, laying on some horse-chore clothes that I was about to wash. You KNOW that your dying cat loves you when he doesn't want to leave the house to die. **sigh**
We buried him Saturday, and put up a marker.
Willow, we will miss you.