Our beloved cat Passepartout died today of cancer at 7 years and 10 months.
'Partout was a Pixie Bob by breed, a best friend, a noble feline, and a great mouser (two-for-two on miscreants that dared enter his domain). His passing will leave a hole in my heart that will never be filled, and many wonderful memories.
He was named after the side-kick, Passepartout, in Jules Vernes' novel Around the World in 80 Days because the word means "goes anywhere", and because Filias Foggs' valet was a bit of a character but always came through in the end. Wikipedia says this of Pixie Bobs, and I can't argue: "Pixie-bobs are highly intelligent, social, active (but not hyper-active), bold, and enjoy playing with other animals" (Please click to enlarge the image.)