Such a sad day yesterday. I had to say goodbye to my dearest, sweetest girl Mrs P. We had eighteen years of friendship (she was at least 20 years old), but she was struggling so much the last week or two that I thought it only fair to let her go whilst she still had some quality of life and dignity. She loved everybody and was quietly confident (ok, she was insistent) that the affection was returned, which it always was. She accepted all other cats on friendly terms although never allowed them to take liberties with her food or blanket. She liked to chat to people, wriggling her paws at them at the same time, and always had an opinion on everything. She was always there for me and I miss her so much.