Badger,I think many people who do not know cats,or any pet for that matter,don't realize how much the loss of a loving owner means to them:sad:
I feel especially cats,are such creatures of habits,upsetting their world can cause all kinds of problems.
Just taking your cat to the vet and seeing the relief when he's back home,is enough proof of that.
Mousse has a lot of adjusting to do and I hope whoever adopts him
will give him time,time to adjust to a new life..
When my son got his now 14yr old Sheltie Trixie,after the owner passed,Trixie would sit by the front-door for weeks,waiting for her owner to come get her.
I am sure Mousse is in turmoil too..