ok i admit he was hardly a baby. not all cats get the joys of living to the ripe old age of 15, we were informed by the vet that anything over 11 is considered senior and over 14 is the geriatric category. but he was my first baby, i fed and cleaned up after and loved him, and even when he took a backseat to my human baby and got permantly kicked out of my bed for keeping a pregnant woman from sleeping as soundly as is possible given her condition, he still knew when it was a good time to climb onto my lap and snuggle.
last week he was diagnosed with cancer, the vet said probably bone or liver cancer, i started feeding him pills that hopefully would extend his life by a month or so but they didn't. i will miss him, probably alot, but i wont miss cleaning up hairballs.