When I come home each night, there's no one there to greet me at the door. No one peering through the stair slats to watch me come in. No one following me to the kitchen and getting under foot to beat me there. There's no one wandering through the house crying loudly...just to hear himself echo in the foyer. No one racing up the stairs and chasing an imaginary toy across the room. No one curling up on couch, the chair, the floor, the top step, or at the foot of my bed. No one to meow at me to get up & feed him when my alarms been blaring for a half hour to no avail. No one meows at me when I've stayed up too late. I left a dirty dish in the living room last night...there was no one to protect it from since you weren't there to investigate it after I went to bed. I keep seeing you saunter down the hallway when I'm sitting in my recliner. Keep expecting you to walk around that corner in the hall. My kids remind me every night that you are missed. Not that I needed reminding. We miss you Scratch. Rest in peace fatboy.