I know some of you know that my cat has been dealing with a brain tumor. I finally made the call to the vet today and we'll be putting him to sleep tomorrow. I have had this cat since I moved to Chicago 14 years ago- he is part of my family and I will miss him. He has been delusional and incoherent for the last month and would not receive any sort of affection (laying on the couch with me or my roommate, etc.). He has been very much by himself. When I came home from work today and laid on the couch, he jumped up and laid on my chest for the first time in a while. I told him it would all be over tomorrow. It was weird, he seemed like himself for about 15 minutes. His eyes seemed to express genuine weariness and thanks at the same time. I know that sounds crazy, but I felt assured in my decision at that moment. I will miss him. He was my best friend for over 14 years.