Yesterday evening I had to take our cat Squealer to the vet to be put to sleep. She was 14 years old, and came to us as a stray cat and chose us to be her family. Over the past year she has had a few strokes, losing the use of her legs for a few days, then recovering. However, this week it became apparent she was in pain after another stroke, and the time had come for her to leave us. This photo wa staken only a few weeks ago when she was enjoying the sunshine.