This is more of a personal post than game-related … although there is a connection to Jump Gate as well.
Today we had to put our Siamese cat, Cinder, to sleep. We think she was around 19 years old. We adopted her as a 2-year-old from a vets office that was looking for a home for her. I think she probably would have been put down if we hadn’t taken her home with us that day. That was nearly 17 years ago.
She was a great cat for our family, but had really gotten old over the past 5 years. The past couple years, especially, saw her greatly reduced … but she was still very affectionate and talkative. Her kidneys were failing and she was having a lot of trouble the last few days.
The vet said that while we could do some things to make her more comfortable for a short period of time, there really was no cure for what was ailing her, and she would continue to go downhill. She was already doing pretty poorly … had problems walking straight, among other things. So, we had to let her go.
Her name — and colors — will live on in the planet I made for her in Jump Gate.
Rest in peace, Cinder.