Rest in peace, Lucky. Thank you for being there for me as I grew up, sticking with me through my worst times, and always being my buddy. You were a sassy bastard who, even when you were really sick, never let anyone boss you around. From the moment we first met, when you laid on my feet at the SPCA, to the day you left us, you made a huge mark on my life. You left an impression on everybody you met, especially when you squeezed yourself into containers that couldn’t have been comfortable to lie in, or meowed the house down. Even as you faced a terminal illness, you always found something to be happy about. You fought far longer than others expected, and in the process, continued to show me that there is always something to be happy about in life. You will always be loved. Rest in peace, my old friend. I feel honored to have known you.
Everyone, love your pets, even when you don’t think you have the time. You never know how long you’ll have.