I know it's probably considered unmanly to be sad over a cat dying, but Loki was definitely a special little guy. He was the kind of cat that basically forced his way into your heart (claws first, if acting cute didn't do the job) and stayed there.
He got sick not too long ago, he wouldn't eat or drink, and basically withered. The same day he died, he seemed to recover massively... this concerned me, as I know that lots of animals will do this. Later that afternoon, he died.
It's odd getting up in the mornings and not being tripped hello, only to look down and see his clearly amused blue eyes looking back up at me. He was an awesome cat and will be sorely missed. :(