Sadly, though, their time together couldn't last forever; two months ago, Sam died — and it cast a long shadow on the cat's heart.
"Zeus seemed really lonely after Sam passed away," Catanzarite said. "He followed my mom around a lot more during the day and he meowed a lot after he died like he was looking for him. The day Sam died, we had him wrapped in a blanket and my mom came in the room to find Zeus sleeping on top of him, like he finally got the chance to cuddle with him."
Sam may be gone, but this week Zeus found a way to reconnect with him.