On September 21st, our kitty Black-N-White, a.k.a. Sylvester went to heaven. He is missed by all of us, including the kitties. He was a special cat and a great friend to me. He was with me and helped me through some really hard days. He sat in my lap and comforted me when I was at my sickest; at times when I lost hope of ever feeling better and thought the misery would never end. He sat with me and comforted me while I cried. It was like he understood. He was having issues also, so we were there for each other. Thankfully, there were better days ahead for both of us, and he was with us many years. I know he wanted to stay here with us, but he is with God now; the one who sent him to us.
I'm sure some people will read this and think, "Oh, he was just a cat.", but they would be wrong. I know it isn't the same as when you lose a person, but he was a friend, a family member and one of my babies. He was another gift from God, and we were blessed to have him in our lives as long as we did. I prayed that God would let us have him as long as he could, and as long as he wasn't hurting, and God kept that promise. He let us know when it was time, so we could keep him from suffering needlessly. So he is with God now, and he is with the ones who have passed before. I know we will see him again, and he will always be loved. I get upset with myself when I get sad about missing him, because we were blessed to have him so long, but I can't help but miss him sometimes. He was our little "greeter"; always the first one to greet everyone and come to see them. He was "Always" there to see me when I went outside and loved nothing better than to sit in my lap or just get a pet.
Hope this post doesn't make anyone sad. Be rest assured he had a good and happy life, and I have faith he is having a good life again now, where he is strong and healthy again.