I received an e-mail from Kato's mom this evening, letting me know that Kato unexpectedly passed yesterday.
This guy (and his brother, Clouseau) were such a pair. All you have to do is have a look at this picture of Kato - he had the greatest expressions ... every time I had the opportunity to visit these two - Kato would run to greet me, follow me absolutely everywhere, talk to me incessantly, and loved to play games.
Even though I only knew Kato for a short time, I was instantly attached. Both he and his brother were something special ... sending a prayer out to his mom and dad tonight ... and of course to Clouseau - his faithful buddy.
"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as much as the dog does."