rest in peace, Oat
went out for a jog this morning and found my cat Otis two blocks away, no longer of this world. Turns out he's been sneaking out of the house at night by pushing out the corner of a screen window. No signs of fight or injury, maybe internal? Maybe natural? Startling as it was, I'm happy I found him and he wasn't taken by Animal Control, leaving me to wonder for the rest of my life what happened to him.
Sorry if this picture is a little intense for some folks, but I think its about as poignant an image of death and loss as you'll ever see.
For the good times, see :
He was an incredible companion through some intensely tough times.