I just got home from a long, hard day at work to read some of the saddest news I've heard in a long time: Colonel Meow is dead.
Apparently he passed away yesterday, and his owner- er, Slave Beast, is grieving too much right now to post the details. Of course I want to know what happened, but in the end it really doesn't matter. One of the internet's most famous and loveable cats is gone forever, except in our memories.
I barely got to know the Colonel. I'd first heard about him only a few months ago, but that fur-ringed scowl and fire-yellow eyes won my heart just as it did for millions of his "minions" all over the planet.
How very, very sad. Colonel Meow was a very special kitty indeed. He will be missed!