Monday, June 4, 2007 was Cheetah's last day on Earth. She had been diagnosed with intestinal cancer, and the immunosuppresant shot she had received left her susceptible to a really awful cold. She couldn't eat, and had a trouble breathing, and so our very kind veterinarian neighbor euthanized her in her home. It is a strange thing to schedule death. In the end, i think all the wonderful animal companions who have left me have helped me learn more about death and how necessary it is. She was a handful, to be sure, but it is a burden i would gladly bare if i could have her back and healthy. goodbye, Cheetah.