I need some cyber hugs. We had to put one of our cats down today. I am heartbroken. He was the sweetest cat and I will miss him dearly. We rescued him 11 years ago -- he actually took up residence in our yard. When we tried to find the owners, the police came and "arrested" him and we followed him through the system so we could adopt him. He was honestly the most wonderful cat. Unfortunately, during his time on "the streets" he contracted feline AIDS (go ahead and make the shared needle and unprotected sex jokes -- the whole thing is so weird) and got symptomatic about 2 years ago. He rapidly declined late summer and we had to let him go. The last time we lost a kitty, my mother was so terribly sick that it was such a blur, but this one I am really feeling. It's horrible. My whole family is so sad. I can't believe how sad I am.