Who was it who said "I don't mind dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens"?
It's Brillig's turn. She has chronic renal failure, a common last act in many cats' lives. She a sweet little Russian Blue who's been my darlin' companion for 15 years. She has a little while yet -- maybe a few months, or if we're lucky a few years. We're like new parents, learning how to make her comfortable in the days ahead as she winds down. And like new parents we're exhausted, but from an exhaustion that comes from grief. Tear soaked. Resigned.