I found her about an hour ago when I went to feed. ebony has been ill as a chronic URI cat for the last several years since her arrival here. I think she was becoming resistant to the meds as she has been slipping in her URI control these past few months. we were just talking about upping her meds again the other day and seeing if we couldn't get her back track. I didn't see her death coming tonight tho, I thought she still had lots of time left. the problem is I never knew how old she was, just that she was a senior cat.
ebony and chief came from a hoarder...cages and carriers stacked one on top of each other in a dark and airless garage. the cats were living in filth and most were without food and water.
chief and ebony probably did not know each other there, the cats were in separate crates. but maybe they shared and heard each others distress for all of those years.
chief will miss his very best friend and I will miss seeing them curled up together and content with their friend.
I am sorry we couldn't give ebony back her health but I think she did find some comfort and contentment here.
rest in peace ebony, you deserved so much better.