After 18 blessed years I knew she needed to go to heaven and we took the journey together to see her favorite vet Dr. Utt. With tender care and a prayer and blessing with holy water she quietly and peacefully left.
She has left the biggest void in my heart. Even now almost six months later I still look for her when I go to bed, when I hear a noise in the condo I wonder what she is up to, then I remember.
Such a heavy and lonely loss, after 50 years of having a loving cat by my side the emptiness echoes through the condo and my heart. I bless God for giving me such long life companions but will I ever fill the void with another cat? Time will tell.