Okay so Hannah isn't technically dead yet but at 18(ish) she is really getting up there. She doesn't groom herself anymore and her body is bumpy and lumpy; but her eyes still have a spark (more evil ember than diamond sparkle) and enough fire in the belly to swat at June Bug when she gets too close to the food bowl.
She also still has her preference for Jacob and, since most of her time is spent on our bed these days, she lays on him whenever she can. Last night she was in her usual spot, hunkered down on his chest and purring loudly, I said to him, "I don't know how you can sleep with that cat on you." To this Jacob simply replied, "I love her." I said, "She's so noisy with all that purring." He said, "She talks to me all night long." The funny thing is, when I brought this up with Jacob today, he didn't remember the conversation at all - he was apparently already sound asleep with his old companion.