We won't be able to get the podcast out tonight because we weren't able to watch the episode.
About 10 minutes before the episode was to begin, our cat Zach had a heart attack. He was laying on the bed with us, then suddenly jumped up and fell on the floor. He stopped breathing and his heart stopped. We called the vet and performed CPR per their directions. I drove him to the emergency vet while Audra continued to perform CPR. We got there in about 15 minutes, but they weren't able to help him.
Zach came to Audra and I about four-and-a-half years ago. Though he was scared -- and has always been afraid of people -- he came up to us outside our apartment door and meowed. We took him in, got his medical needs taken care of, and looked for a new home for him. But within a few weeks, we knew we'd found his home -- with us.
Zach was my friend, and that was a big deal. He was very careful in choosing his friends. While he wasn't unfriendly, he didn't trust many people. I'm proud to say that he trusted me. He wouldn't stay in the same room with me without hiding when we first met, but over the years he allowed me to pet him, and in the last year he even kneaded my belly a few times and sometimes slept beside me.
The picture above was taken back in our old apartment about a year after he joined our family.
I'm sorry, but as much as I love BSG, I can't bring myself to do anything tonight. I'm looking at his little empty bed and wondering if I'll be ok someday. I love him very much.
We'll try and watch the episode in the next few days and get the podcast out.