This weekend, the population of Shadowmoss unexpectedly said goodbye to one of their beloved:
Philios was Lady Shadowmoss's constant companion for 16 years. He was with her when she graduated high school, when she went to college, when she graduated college and moved around thereafter. He travelled the country with her, wherever her job sent her, and as a result, he saw more of America than most people I know.
Basically, he was with her all of her adult life until now and she is understandably devastated.
He played fetch and could speak on command (although he was quite chatty around Lady Shadowmoss at all times), he threw and caught his own toys, was extremely friendly to all (except other cats, although he and my Pumpkin eventually learned to tolerate each other) and, I kid you not, when Young Lord Shadowmoss would cry out in the night, I'd find Philios waiting by the door, as if to say, "What took you so long? The baby needs you!"
His physical presence will be missed, but he is in our hearts and minds and will be with us always.
We love you "fuzz fuzz."