I lived with Poose for something like 13 of those years. We had some games that only Poose and I would play, including a particular flavor of tetherball which used to make her laugh-- and if you've ever seen a cat laugh, you know what I mean.
When Barb and I split up, the division of the pets was uncontested. Poose was always Barb's cat, and Dorky went with her as well-- I kept Micha and Sadie, as they gravitated toward me.
I'm sad for Poose, and for Barb.