I felt my heart break today. Watching you breathe your last was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do; leaving you there came a close second.
We've been in each other's life for twenty two years, well over half of my entire existence. Whenever I was low, when I was in pain, your warmth and ever-present purr lifted my spirits.
You were purring at the end; faint though it was. I hope that memory will last my remaining years.