Thank you all for your kind comments! We’re still devastated at what happened of course. Every time I come in the front door I expect the door to be partly blocked by his bed where he slept for the last few months of his life.

Definitely a bit of a head wrecker. Here one day, gone the next.

We have two cats, one fairly wild, and her daughter Hoppy, who is tame and lovable but still an “outside cat” who came in occasionally. She’s been inside more the last few days than ever before. Even after we came home from the vet without Oscar she came in, stretched and then curled up on Oscar’s bed while purring loudly.
It’s like she knows, but maybe it’s just a coincidence.