You all are too kind. Hardest day and decision of my life. Was expecting to have him for 1000 more years. Surrendering his body was too damn hard, so I immortalized him in my own way. Buried him under this mum (red, a color filling my house) with some decorative grass. Laid on a bed of crab grass (his favorite outdoor snack, and something I never let him eat, until today). He's wrapped in a soft fleece blanket and under his paw he's got a few of his favorite things: crinkly plastic, q-tips, and a few pieces of bristle from my broom. I think he would appreciate that little tribute. Goodbye, friend. You made my life so much more enjoyable and got me through some very dark times.