Over the past few years, Ive brought you all manner of stories, from the sublime to the ridiculous, the gross to the adorable, the happy to the sad.
As a resident of the PPAC, I usually am capable of keeping a bit of distance from whatever stories come my way—I am but the conveyer of others tales and as such, have a fairly easy time disconnecting. But every now and again, something happens that is close to home and that I cant help but get emotional over.
This past weekend, the Silverman family cat, Madeline, passed away. She lived a long and wonderful life and even managed to plow on for many years longer than expected, unencumbered by a health condition which developed later in her life—hyperthyroidism.
A beautiful calico cat whose purrs were like the sound of rumbling thunder, whose fur was always so soft to the touch, and who lovingly kept the other cats and dogs in the office company when they were boarding or recovering, Madeline was beloved by all her knew her.
So farewell my friend. Go meet the great cat in the sky knowing that in life, and in death, you were loved and you will be missed.
Til next time,