Elliott went purring the whole way. He was so weak from renal failure he could not even hold his head up. I have to say he was the most beautiful Snow Shoe I had seen. Like some Siamese he was a one person cat. This made him very special to me. He was a bit of a bully to my other 3 cats, so they don't miss him as much as Ruby and I do. I have two cats much older but they did not go first. Elliot was adopted from the pound as a kitty and I had his company for 15+ years.