He came home today. On Friday 6/6/14 we took him to the vet for the last time. I held him in my arms as the vet administered the meds. He drifted off over the rainbow bridge. We requested cremation with the remains returned. They called and we were able to pick him up today. He is in a very nice box and they did a clay paw print of his paw. A small booklet about coping with the loss of a family pet was included as well as a certificate of cremation. I thought about an Urn but the box is carved and not plain like I thought it was going to be. I got Melodie in Feb of 1997 from the Humane Society I put his B-day as Feb 7th based on my notes. We were told he was a girl kitty and a return. 3rd vet visit later is when we find out we have a boy cat. So his name became Mr Melodie Man because he liked to 'sing'. Damn I miss him. Each day has been alittle bit easier. Came rushing back today though because of getting his ashes.