Rufus had to be put down earlier this week. It was a sudden and unexpected thing. He spent all day being his usually dorky self, and then later that night blood clots had cut off the circulation in his front legs. We rushed him to an emergency vet and left him overnight to be treated and monitored, but the next day Shannon had been advised to let him go. So this week has been rough. He was an atypical little cat, a pleasure to be around when he wasn’t being a bossy jerk, and he is already dearly missed.