Blue Velvet (BV) was never scanned for HCM as a youngster but upon adoption at 6 years old and 7 months, his first HCM scan seemed normal. BV was very timid and calm and seemlingly very healthy. About 6 months later, BV started showing signs of what looked like a respiratory issue and only 2 weeks later he was found laying dead in his litter box. It was a vision that will not seem to get out of my head. We had so many questions of why and how could this be! His necrospy revealed that HCM had aggressively taken his life in a very quick and evil way.