Today started out as any other day. Spider had a good morning, enjoyed his breakfast and his after-breakfast nap. He had been diagnosed with kidney disease about 4 months ago, but was doing well on his prescription food. We had no idea what the rest of the morning would bring.
Spider always enjoyed sleeping in his crate and was the last one to get up after the breakfast naps. When we went to wake him, we realized that all was not well. He had passed away, peacefully, in his sleep. It was most likely a heart attack. He was the first to die at home. He was the first to be cremated by the local funeral home. True to form, Spider always led us to new experiences, even in death.
We miss you, Spider. You were a favorite at the vet hospital and you always tried so hard to get people to like you. Rest in Peace, sweet boy. You will be with us always.