I promised an update and here it is...
Sammie, my faithful furry companion of 18yrs passed to the big cat condo in the sky at about 4:45pm today.
She is greatly missed. I miss fighting over the computer mouse and her trying to sit on the keyboard while I type.
She lived a full life staring down evil squirrels, terrifying Spencer and his friends (she REALLY enjoyed that), eating treats, hogging the bed and the couch and generally wrapping me round her little paws.
It was a very difficult thing to do, but she passed quickly and quietly in my arms. Spencer was there with me and Honey was there with us in spirit. Thanks to Antonella for the encouraging words.
The hospital staff was very respectful and took very good care of her.
We have millions of many happy memories.
I've just finished cleaning out her litter box for the last time and packing up all her toys and other cat doodads for donation.
I made her a little pink quilt when we first got her and that will stay here with me. I'll keep it in the cabinet until it's time for us to welcome another furry companion into our home.
Goodbye my sweet kitty girl.