I noticed Stubby was limping around trying to find a place to sleep. It was unusual for him cause he wasn't that weak. Unknown to us, he was actually trying to find his resting place. Eventually when I touched him, he didn't jump up like he used to and I knew his time was up.
When both of us pat his head, he opened his eyes one last time and looked at us, seemingly telling us: "Don't worry, my time is up." and he switched to his sleeping mode again. By then, the co-owner was sobbing away. We kept vigilant over him and he obviously didn't like us watching his last moment. So when he was about to leave, he crawled into his nest, half covered his body and stop breathing. His death was a peaceful and painless one. I am happy for him cos' he lived well.
And when I'm gone, just carry on, don't mourn
Rejoice everytime you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that I'm looking down on you smiling
And I don't feel a thing, so baby don't feel the pain
Just smile back