Georgie died today. For a cat that I didn't like very much... I sure am sad that she's gone. I'll miss her.
She's been sick but was getting better and finally eating and gaining weight. (Remember this update? My Spoiled Cat.) She finally progressed back to cat food recently and was getting back to her old self again.
She was fine this morning and sat with me at the computer like she always does. Then this afternoon I found her in distress under the table. She died a few minutes later. I suspect she had a stroke or seizure or something like that. But thankfully she didn't suffer long.
It'll be strange to come home and not be meowed at or to stand at the bathroom sink getting ready for work in the morning and not have my toes licked or laid on. Sitting at my computer tonight, it seems odd that I'm not being annoyed by the ever-present cat on my lap or sitting atop the back of my chair purring loudly in my ear. She didn't seem mind much that I would never have enough time to give her all the attention she wanted, she weaseled her way under my hand for forced-petting often enough to get her way most of the time. She was a happy cat and would make that fact known by her incessantly loud purring.
Rest in peace, sweet kitty.