Diamond passed over the Rainbow Bridge at 5 pm Adelaide time today. He had not been able to eat today and his Veterinary Surgeon told me it was time for him to go. Diamond was very relaxed and I stroked his head and kissed his dear forehead. The Veterinary Nurse stroked his middle section. Diamond went in a breath and was no longer there. I was able to sit by his side quietly in the surgery for some time afterwards, stroking him and reflecting. The Veterinary Nurse drove me home, which was nice, as I would otherwise have had to get a taxi and was dreading travelling back like that with an empty cat cage.
The house is full of Diamond's equipment of various kinds, from numerous beds, scratching posts, food bowls, toys from the past.
It feels empty.