Our cat passed away today. He was 14 years old and a dear companion. Easy going, friendly and dependable he would often wait for us at the door to get home in the afternoons. His presence is missed already as we prepare to retire for the evening and there is no cat bed next to ours, no soft purring of contentment as he joins us in the bedroom. It seems like last week was too much death and I didn't really feel like facing the blog here and maintaining and "upbeat", but as soon as we get used to one thing another comes along. Sad. We will miss him.