I lost my beloved cat Durango this morning. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer on Wednesday and given less than two weeks to live. He declined very rapidly, and it was clear that he was preparing for the end. He seemed like he was hanging on just because he didn’t want to disappoint those who loved him. I didn’t want him to suffer, so the vet came to end his suffering this morning, at home, where he passed peacefully. He was seven years and four months old. He died almost exactly on the seventh anniversary of when he came to live with me. I love my kitty, and I will miss him terribly. Rest in peace, Durango. Ave atque vale.
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