Cats rule! I adore cats. Recently (June 27) my 19yr.7mo.-old cat Gracie died. I had her since she was 9 weeks old. I cried for days, and cried at least 3 times a day for a month thereafter. I have no children...she was my child. I booked a cruise for Sept. 6 to have something positive to look forward to.
A really weird thing...a white cat started hanging around my doorstep one week before I took Gracie to the vet (where she died). After Gracie died I was guarding my heart against this new cat. I couldn't look her in the eyes. It just felt like cheating. One week later, I decided to take the cat in. I've already had her spayed and she has had all her shots. Turns out she is only 8 months old. Since she is a runaway from the 'hood, we named her DJ White K (aka White Kitty) She's growing on me.