Sue got Pandora when she was six months old and had her for seventeen years. Pandora was both imperious (even when old and frail, no other cat would even dare challenge her) and faithful (once when Sue was sick in bed for a week, Pandora sat next to her the entire time.)
A little while ago, Pandora stopped eating and would barely drink water. The blood test showed irreversible kidney damage. Untreated, it would be a slow slide ending with convulsions. So we put her down yesterday. We’ll miss her.