I just called our vet to schedule an appointment for Pandora and Max. The receptionist asked about Sabine. Silence. Choking back tears, I told her she passed away last week very suddenly. More silence. The receptionist told me in a quivering voice that everyone had wondered about Sabine since she left, and that the entire staff had been asking about her. She said they really loved her, and that she was such a beautiful and sweet cat. It was sweet to hear that they really cared for Sabine, but also made me super misty and choked up. It was a call I had been avoiding.