I met Sebastian on a cold winter day in November. He was one of four kittens a coworker was giving away. He was actually the runt of the litter and was exploring a lit fireplace when I crouched down to play with him. He immediately stole my heart and I knew I had to have him. He was always my little boy, and would often greet me at the door. He often meowed at me as soon as he saw me. I will never forget when I picked him up from the vet after he was neutered. The office staff all commented on how sweet he was, and when we walked to the back to get him out of the cage, he immediately started meowing at me and stuck his paws through the cage to get to me. He was always the proverbially lap cat and loved to be held like a baby. We would sit together for many hours in my recliner whenever I read books or watched movies. He had the longest tail that I have ever seen on a cat. It was easily as long as his entire body and he often hit me in the face with it. He slept with me every night until the last week of his life, when I believe he wanted to shield me from the pain of seeing him so sick. He was never a skittish cat, and loved just about everyone who ever came into our home. Sebastian moved across the country with me twice. During my years in Atlanta, he was often my only companion and always loved me unconditionally. He was always there when I needed him and I am so thankful for Kathleen’s help in seeing him off. I held him in my arms like a baby when he died, just like he always loved. I will miss him more than I can possibly express, he was best friend and his death is proving to be a profound loss for me. I will miss you my sweet boy.
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
Edna St. Vincent Millay