Finally feeling brave enough to post here again. On the 6th of October, my beautiful baby boy passed into the spirit world with the help of our loving vet, safely cradled in mummy's arms. His cancer had just gotten too nasty and we didn't want him to suffer and pain meds were beginning to get ineffective.
Hades still is my perfect familiar, and is now home and protecting mummy's altar as he always did, still lending his power and presence to my magical work, just from the next plane.
He's very much missed by both the human and animal members of our family. We had ten wonderful years with him and even though we feel cheated out of the others we felt he should have had, we made sure that he was pampered and spoiled every single day of his life. Please don't tell me he's in a better place now, as he's not, his best place was with me, but he's out of pain and free to play again. He will be forever loved and always missed.