A couple of weeks ago I had to say good-bye, for now, to my beloved Tortie, Czarina. She developed a serious issue in her left ear which led to a difficult decision. I won’t go into the specifics, but in the end, letting her go was the most compassionate thing I was able to do for her. She was 15 years old, and I had her for 12 of those years. I thought I had more time with my beautiful girl, but sadly I did not. I am thankful for all of these years I had with her, and I am thankful that even though I already had 4 cats, I decided to bring her inside when I found her. She was an amazing and loving girl. She was the one who slept cuddled in my arms. I miss that very much. She is with my boy, Vlad and my sweet Tati. She is no longer in pain.