Our cat died today. He was a stray taken in by my mother-in-law who then came to live with us when she moved into a nursing home. We have no idea how old he was, but he spent fourteen years with us and is already sadly missed. Cats can be mysterious and in his case he just got old and stopped eating. We tried everything, the vet did too. No cancer. No kidney problems. Nothing wrong with his mouth or teeth. He just suddenly and inexplicably refused to eat. We watched him starve to death surrounded by food. RIP Hector.

“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing” – E.B. White