We got bad news last week. My dad's little cat Tiger (only 4 years old) was mortally wounded and had to be put down. We think a coyote got him and tore out part of his tummy. Tiger made it back to the house, thankfully, so we'd know what happened. Dad said, "He always comes home to me." Dad was so very upset and sad about this loss. We were all so sad, because Dad lives alone and Tiger was such company for him. I don't think I had a single phone conversation with Dad where he didn't mention Tiger--sitting in his lap, bringing in a "gift" in the house to him, something. Dad will be very lonesome without Tiger. Hopefully he will feel like getting another cat to live with him.
Hubby and I spent the first two days with Dad, but when we had to come home, I wanted to make him a card to express our sympathy. Here is the one I made. I had to use retired stamps but Dad won't mind.
The cat in this stamp is solid, so I used a marker to add stripes to he would look like Tiger. And of course my cardstock colors were shades of yellow/gold just like Tiger.
Teary smiles, Laura