So, many of my friends on the board will remember my inheriting an old cat when my neighbor died.... and she and I rubbed along pretty damned well. And she got sick and died a little while ago. While at the vet, I was asked to, and adopted a really grumpy old cat who scratched and bit everyone she came into contact with..... except me. With me, she purred like a kitten and we were best pals. So, I took her in. Anyway, she deteriorated really quickly over the last 24 hours and today, sadly, I had to have her put to sleep. Fuck. I miss that old bitch already. She and I were great mates.... and, thanks to you all on the forum - when I sought advice and you all provided it - regardless of poltical affiliation. Thanks particularly to Jake.... who despite wanting to 'throw me and my ilk out of his republican party' was always there with advice and support. Thank you, EZ... you know why. And.... thanks to Mini and MooPoo who taught a dog lover the meaning of owned by a cat. I have discovered I do have a heart and today it is broken.... again. Oh and.... fuck you Mudwhistle.