I just wanted to add my condolences...it's horrible to lose one beloved cat, but to lose so many...I just can't imagine how heartbroken you must be!
Your Jules was a beauty (I have a special weakness for orange tabbies!
) and he looked so happy. Please remember that he--and your other furbabies--are happy BECAUSE OF YOU. You gave them all a wonderful home, unending kindness and total love. No kitty could ever want for more than that. They were blessed to be loved by you.
God bless you for your kindness to these furbabies--and may He comfort you in your time of loss. And please please do not torture yourself thinking that poor Jules was in pain--as someone else said, he died in your arms, and that must have been an enormous comfort to him. And now he, and your other babies who have crossed the Bridge, will never know anything but joy and happiness.
RIP, sweet kitties.
Jules, Cole, Arthur, Bonnie, Ulysses