So very sorry to hear! I hope you find comfort in knowing he had a wonderful long and happy life. Definitely sounds like he reached out to the right person way back when.Change comes for us all. Here’s hoping they find great forever homes.
I don’t want to hijack your post to much, but since we talk cats and I already shared on the chat... We lost our 18 year old on Saturday, respiratory failure . I’m still in Florida, so Jason had to take care of everything on his own.
He chose us 11.5 years ago when We wanted a younger cat, an orange cat hopefully, but instead this 7 year old, black cat kept reaching out for my arm. I was worried as an older, black, male cat he would be at the shelter a long time. His previous owner passed away, and lived with another cat (but they fought, so were adopted separately) and she didn’t get adopted for over 2 years.
We let him keep his name, Kipsy, since he had lost his home and his person. He was the most responsive cat to his name, and I think that helped. But he was the most responsive cat to everything. He was asthmatic so we gave him a lot of meds over the years and he was so good to just take them and wait for his treat. There is a huge hole left behind.
We have a 6 year old chaos / snuggle beast so the house won’t be empty, but it will be strange.