Lila, our 18-year-old long-haired cat had a message for us all about how to live one's last day, so I let her ghost-write this post.

1. Try to keep a normal schedule.
2. Stay hydrated.
3. Connect with the people you love.
4. Accept help: it's nice to have someone else brush your hair, when you can't do it.
5. Be assertive about what you want and don't want.
6. Meditate.
7. Keep engaged in what interests you: bird-watching.
8. Take naps.
9. Have no regrets.
10. Stay in the moment.
11. Accept all the love offered you.

Love, Lila