Wednesday afternoon, our favorite vet texted the sharp news “ABC passed.” ABC, our unnamed abused cat, initially responded to treatment but took a downturn late Tuesday and passed quietly the next day in comfort. At the vet more than Mama Bixby’s little ones found themselves at the bar, we offered compassion and respect to ABC each time we visited. Touch his shattered hips and you’d know his bite, but that furry tough leaned into an ear smoosh like the cat in your lap—“So good…don’t stop!” It’s been a week of hard losses—two little ones from the rooftop rescue, two other kittens with issues, a colony cat to car trauma—and we apologize to those emotionally and financially invested in ABC for the late post. We’ve got character flaws that make that Bixby hussy seem saintly, but we do not and will not take any loss or support for the forgotten for granted. ABC.