Ok, my faithful blog readers, you may want to sit down (but, really, who surfs the Internet standing up?).
Acouchi is missing. Presumed dead. Presumed eaten by a coyote. She's been gone for over a week.
I'm sure she's much happier now than she was here. At least she's not sick anymore. And in some ways, I think becoming prey is a better way for an animal to die than to die slowly of kidney or heart failure.
And I assume she had a good, long life. I had for almost seven years, and she was full-grown when we got her, so I'm assuming she was old.
No, I will not be getting another cat. Acouhi is one-of-a-kind and I will not even attempt to replace her.