Be patient, and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you - an ancient Latin phrase.
We are sad to say that there has been a death in our family. Today, at about 2 pm, Kat Kat was put to rest.
Kat Kat has been with Delia for most of her adult life. Kat Kat was her first feline pet.
The old girl loved to be around people, even though she often came across as somewhat aloof. But she loved nothing more than to sit in our laps and purr contentedly, even if we were completely ignoring her. Human companionship made Kat Kat happy (a full bowl of food also made her happy, which she was very vocal about). She loved to sleep by Delia's head, again being completely ignored most of the night, but purring contentedly. If she decided we were moving on from loving her too soon, a few claw swipes or bites to the arm or leg let us know she wasn't done, and neither were we.
Her last days have been obviously uncomfortable for her, and although this decision was tough for us, it was the right thing to do.
Kat Kat is no longer in pain, and resting peacefully.