February 15, 2009 from Socrates' family:
I have the saddest news about Socrates, whom we adopted in 2003. He died today at home within only a few minutes of what the vet believes was a heart attack. He was a lovebug, and we are devastated at losing him. I had brushed him thoroughly this morning, and he looked so handsome. We know that there are no guarantees as far as the lifespan of animals, but this was quite a shock. We were with him when he died, and he knew that he was loved. Here is a photo from just last month in his new cat condo.