Well, instead of Maddie waiting until later this afternoon to pass away, she did it on her own in my living room (in her cat carrier where she was all night last night). She's in a better place with our other cat Kitty. But part of me just hurts. She was MY cat. I picked her out, I named her, she slept with me (or on me depending on her mood) and now I don't have that. I do have 2 other cats but they are nothing like Maddie. She was a Siamese cat, very cute and petite and only 9 years old. I feel bad for my kids, especially my middle child who is taking this hard. I just wish it didn't hurt so much.