I lost a kitty today. My cat Tiger died this afternoon at age 21, which is a good, long kitty life, and in line with how long kitties last at our house. We had three others alongside Tiger over the course of my childhood; they made it to 18, 21 and 23. Female cats typically last 13-15 years. It was a peaceful death; she wasn't in any pain aside from arthritis.
So forgive me if I'm not exactly up to writing today or even tomorrow. It's kind of hard right now.