My dad loved cats; he published six books in several languages and five of them were dedicated to his cats. He gave them weird and wonderful names and when one died or was lost, his heart break was plain to see. In his book 'My Friend Matt his dedication read; ' In loving memory of Mamma Walters and her five children: the un-named, BB, Benjamin, ET, and Chu chu. all of whom died within six months of her death. Also for Itsy and baby Charlotte. May their bodies make the earth more fertile for the hungry.'
I do not know whether I am crying because I miss my dad or whether I can still feel his loss for every one of the above named. Perhaps its' both.
From his daughter Samia.