THE END OF THE LINE
Frank the Cat, AKA X-Ray Frank, AKA The Barrel, was mercifully released this morning from a plethora of misery-inducing health problems including old age, kidney failure, diabetes, arthritis, skin cancer and resultant surgery, and obesity. He was about 16. As a young cat he had a bland but agreeable personality and performed several ingratiating tricks, such as pulling himself along a rug using only his front paws. He also had an uncanny ability to wink just when the moment was most appropriate. It is our hope that his journey across the universe will land him in a happier situation than he found here. Sic transit gloria mundi; goodbye, old fellow; we enjoyed your company.