Six months ago I put down my Bengal Girl Companion after she wasted away before my eyes. I miss her every day. It is telling I think how much we love our animal companions. Seraph, who had wing patterns on her shoulders, was my constant companion always interested in what I was eating or my breath for meals past.
When I was ill she became “nurse puss” patiently (not generally her virtue) sitting on the bed with me. She taught me patience, forbearance and the exulted nature of cuddling. She was cremated and her ashes sit on the hearth where she loved to sit.