Sebastian passed away this past Wednesday of liver cancer.
He was the first cougar to show signs of actually liking me, as opposed to being friendly to anybody who came by as some cougars are, and I had a stronger bond with him than any other cats except my Raja Baby. Until last week, when he was quite visibly sick, he would almost always respond to my poor imitation of a cougar's chirp with chirps of his own, and usually would come up to the fence for a visit. Last week he had not eaten for days and he would not come out of his igloo, but at the end of the day he got up for a drink of water and seemed pleased to visit with me. I was more hopeful as I left than I had been earlier in the day, but my first impression was unfortunately the right one.