One of our cats died this morning. Toby, we’ve had him since he was 3 weeks old, a kitten from a stray. Looked very much like a more malevolent version of that picture. Four hour feeds from bottles, the lot. A decade later he had tetanus. Died at the vets while we were all trying to work out what ailed him.
And of course there’s no damn afterlife for animals but there will be cheeseburgers. There’d better be or someone’s going to have some ‘splainin’ to do.