Not sure why I'm sharing this except (1.) I'm bummed out and it's cathartic to share with friends, and (2.) unbeknownst to all of you, three quarters of the posts I've written were written with this little lady in my lap - so she kind of feels like a part of the blog. Our cat's been sick (cancer) for a couple weeks now - she took a turn for the worse during the day today and seemed in enough pain that we decided to put her down. It feels good to have a yard that she can rest in, it was nice to have the couple weeks, and the process seemed very quick and painless.