My sweet cat Lucy passed away last weekend. She was my companion for fifteen years, since I started high school. Lucy turned up with her brother Oscar in our backyard one morning, dumped there most likely. She would always greet me when I came home from school. We would chat. She was so gentle and timid but very affectionate. Lucy taught me a lot about love. A cat has a way of teaching you that the more you show love, the more loved you feel.