Smokey died peacefully(-ish) yesterday at home, and was buried lovingly by neighbors. We got the news after we landed in Germany, and I was unexpectedly choked up. She had been with us longer than any of our other pets, or kids, for that matter. I’m sorry she’s gone. We feel good that we gave her a fighting chance, but are getting a little tired of $1000 dead cats (remember Seven, who cost us more than that and we didn’t even get to bury him)?