My apologies for not posting a funny comic today, but I haven’t been in the best mood this week.

Today’s post is dedicated to the memory of my cat Smokey, a wide eyed Turkish Angora.  Smokey was a loving friend, who enjoyed sitting on either me or my wife’s lap and purring to his little heart out.  In fact, some of the Rune Hunters comics posted on this site we’re drawn with Mr. Smokey sitting underneath the tablet, refusing to move off my lap.  He was a playful kitty, whether it was toying around with a catnip turkey leg or attacking the hand under a blanket.

But as I said earlier, this is a memorial post.  Smokey was put to sleep on Friday, July 15th.  Earlier in the year, my wife and I had noticed a lump on his hind leg.  Taking him to the vet, this lump turned out to be cancerous.  Over the last few months, we’d tried various medication to reduce the size of tumor and hopes that it could be removed.  But unfortunately, it proved too much for him and we had to make the hard decision to have him put down.

I’ll miss you Smokey.  Of all the cats I’ve ever known, you were the most loving, caring and friendly.