With tremendous sadness we report that Napster has left us.
He was taken ill on July 1st, and on July 4th was diagnosed with an aggressive liver cancer. At almost 18 years old, there is no coming back from that, nowhere to go.
He was in pain, and that's not ever acceptable. On Saturday afternoon, held in loving arms, purring, he went to sleep and crossed that Rainbow Bridge. Heaven will be the brighter for his arrival, while we are all a little darker for his departure.
For so many years he has brought so much joy, such sheer delight to so many people around the globe. He has raised over $12,000 for his various charities -- and that work will continue with the ongoing sale of his artwork to honour his legacy.
Much thanks goes to Dr. Earl Wurdell, his lifetime vet, for going above and beyond. To Brian Tapley, who built a suitable casket lined with purple satin provided by Carol, to David and Megan Tapley for attending to the various details that go with even a small family funeral.
Who would ever have thought that this little ginger scrap of fur, with one tooth and one eye, one huge heart and one amazing tail could have achieved what he did.
Thank you Napster for sharing your life, your talent, your affection with us for these many years. Know that you were beloved. Know that you will be remembered.
Sleep well, little kitty...