Once upon a time, a girl spotted a starving black cat walking down the street, threw on her shoes, ran out in the freezing weather, and picked it up. The cat snuggled into her arms, and she promptly fell in love with it, two weeks before her sixteenth birthday.
Almost exactly a month afterwards, the cat became listless and refused to move, eat, or purr. Throughout the day, the girl carried her throughout the house, petting and hugging her, but, depressed by the day's constant discussion of feline sickness, the girl fled to her computer directly after dinner.
Shortly after, the cat stopped breathing, spread her ebony wings and flew away, happy to have been loved in her last days.
And the girl blogged about it the next day.