I don't know if he doesn’t like the song (or if he's singing along) but Jakey’s resumed a mournful meow. It started earlier. He stood up, his back legs shaky. Then lay down suddenly with a plaintive meow that made us pause. Jake kneeled down and kissed him saying, “It’s okay Jakey.” He was quiet for a while, but he’s started up again. I need to stop playing it now. It’s reminding me too clearly that I’ve never bared my heart like that. And only so much wallowing in sadness will do. Time for a new song. Like Raspberry Beret.
(*that song being If You Go Away)