My amazing cat, Jack, passed away last night after fighting advanced cancer.
The first time I saw him, my then-partner and I were in the animal shelter, looking to adopt a cat. We looked at all the cute kittens and older cats, and then came to this big, regal black cat near the back of the shelter. He was facing to the side and we could only see the right side of his face at first. There was a little note pinned to his cage that said, "I hope you don't mind that I only have one eye." At the moment we read that note aloud, he turned to look at us. We were hooked the second that he looked at us with his perpetual wink.
He was an incredibly sweet cat who loved cuddling and lounging on laps, and everyone who met him loved him. He will be deeply missed.
(Photo by my awesome photographer husband, Atom)