Max was adopted from the Animal Shelter by my daughter almost ten years ago. A few months later she adopted two kittens and Max raised them as his own, teaching them how to be cats and giving them daily baths until recently.
Max evacuated with his family for Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav and adapted to the various places in which he lived in those days of turmoil. Here he is on the windowsill at Perilloux Place for Katrina evacuation.
Max died yesterday of cancer and everyone who knew him is grieving. Our pets are part of our families and their passing is always a sorrowful occasion.