i just want to say thank you for all your kind comments. i really appreciate it all.
under the circumstances, i'm ....ok. sad. but ok. i'm mostly sorry for how upset my mom and brother must feel (i just got home so am about to call them to talk properly). mom, especially, since now sammy is gone, and my brother has moved up here with me (he's been visiting her but will fly back here tomorrow).
sammy was a great cat, and i'm glad he decided to stay with me (he was a stray kitten that i came upon and took in, and he stayed, but never quite lost the outdoors about him). he was a very beloved cat - outside of the family, he was quite a part of the community, always taking walks or sleeping out on the lawn for all the neighbours to talk to and enjoy.
he didn't seem to be in pain, and he was in great spirits when i was home two weeks ago, although quite a bit smaller than i'd ever seen him. i'm glad it went quickly, that he was as comfortable as he could be these past weeks, and i'm grateful i got to spend a week in his company.
min lilla plommonprins*. :/
* (my swedish petname for him)