Tuesday morning, a neighbor called to tell us that she'd seen a cat in the road and thought it was Emma. Len checked, and yes, our cat is dead. He says her death was quick (she hadn't crawled away), and for that we're grateful.
Emma wasn't much of a cuddler, but she made many friends in our neighborhood. She liked to wander and hunt and relax in quiet spots. She didn't like Dusty or cat toys.
We'll miss her. (Marianna especially--Emma was her birthday gift once upon a time.)