Today, we lost our much beloved cat, Rufus, who we adopted from the Ottawa Humane Society in January of 1995 as a one year old. So he's been with us for 16 of his 17 years, moving from Ottawa to Victoria to Surrey. A real character, he took to the leash from the start and always looked forward to his almost daily neighbourhood walks where he enjoyed attention from people and their dogs.
After 5 weeks of battling what we thought was pancreatitis the final diagnosis turned out to be much worse, lymphoma. So, R.I.P. Rufus, we miss you.