Mitalee passed away at home , quietly, peacefully, gently, very much as she herself led her life. Both Peter (Daddyman) and myself were by her side, stroking and talking to her. Peter wanted to tell you that on Thursday evening, the night before Mitalee left us, she summoned all her remaining strength and very matter of factly jumped off her favourite cat tree into Peter's lap. He was reading the newspaper and she seemed to be telling him, as she had done countless times in the fourteen years we shared with her, that petting and admiring her were far healthier a pass-time than filling one's head with the monstrosities taking place in the world that are deemed newsworthy. It would be the last time she jumped into his lap while he attempted to read his newspaper ; her melodic, sweet-sounding, content purring filled the empty space, filled his entire being with delight as he happily indulged her small demand. She was, right to the very end, a Daddy's girl. Rest in peace Mitalee HoneyBee, our beautiful LeeLee Bee, our gentle BumbleBee, our exalted, Queen Bee. You will be forever loved and missed by family and friends but especially by me, who loved you dearly.