Our thoughts go to Verlin Benge on the death of Belle, his 18 year old domestic short hair. Adopted as a kitten, she and her brother were named Belle and Sebastian after the band with the same name. Sebastian was a barn cat and enjoyed the freedom of the outdoors, so he left, but Belle remained. She was bonded with Verlin and was his shadow, following him wherever he went. She would wait at the window for him to come home from work and she would meow when she wanted his attention or food. She liked to cuddle and purred alot, especially when he rubbed her ears. Should she find him sleeping on his stomach, she would make herself comfortable on his back. Her sweet spirit and loyal companionship for so many years will never be forgotten.