My kids and I (yea and my ex) adopted Sam around 14ish years ago. Sam was 1-2, they didn’t really know and he didn’t really like my ex, but he loved me and put up with the kids. He loved me and grew to love the kids and when my now hubby came into the picture he liked and grew to love him as well. Sam was a great bud, cuddled with when I was sad, sick and when hubby was gone on deployments.
Sadly he be came very ill as of late and we took him in yesterday and found he was in kidney failure and had to say goodbye to make sure he was not in anymore pain. My heart aches with him not around just today.