The cat was ancient and didn't really have a name.
They called her "Kitty"
it was old when his first wife marita introduced it to their home, and the cat stayed with him when they divorced. His daughter from that marriage is nearly 10 years old.
The cat had a tumor.
There was the possibility of surgery, but he works a full time job *and* a part time job and his current wife works full time, and they still barely scrape by, considering all their combined debt.
He's been coming home from work at lunch for the past 4 weeks to rehydrate her.
She died yesterday afternoon.
He was so in love with this cat.