i'm so sorry for your loss
it's amazing how our beasties make such huge imprints on our hearts and souls
mayhap it's that they allow us to show them or they sense a part of us, that most people can not (or do not) see with the naked eye.
please rest well and in comfort
Shitty to lose a great little buddy, but we know going in that they don't live forever and 15 yrs is not bad.
You did not have to pull the plug on him, either. thank goodness for that...that's the worst and I have never had one just die of natural causes....always a drawn out decline and illness, sometimes very traumatic...and I /we have to play god and pull the plug. that's the worst