Had to say goodbye to the old man yesterday. It was really hard. He'd been with me pretty much my entire adult life. He almost made it to 18. I had to take him to the vet, but it wasn't as bad as I feared. He was in enough pain that he wasn't freaked out. I stayed with him until the end. The house is going to be so empty now. ????? just me and my Ni ni kitty.