a great friend left our home today;
first, snug in a ray of wintersunshine, he purred himself out.
we felt him leave as we stroked his fur.
bundled away in a blanket that had once held esther and edgar in turn.
clouseau was a fine cat,
and served as gentle sentry on spruce street for 15 years.
thank you, dr. lianna titcombe, for guiding clouseau, and all of us, through his death with compassion and warmth,
and for allowing him this rite of passage
in the peace and security of his home.
i feel so sad.