SabrinaJL: Sorry about your lost kitty. yes, CRUSH, that is how I am.
and, oh...look at Smokey. Wouldn't your heart melt for such a cutie? My Rudy used to have the same kind of look on his face. He did a lot of mischievious things when he was a kitten. He used to attack all girl friends of mine who were under 5'5" when they came for a visit. He was just playing but they were scared of him. He was a sweetie. One time I tripped and fell off the stairs and could't walk, he accompanied me in the middle fo the stairs for almost an hour until I was able to crawl up. He used to remind my hubby to pick me up at the bus stop at 11 pm when I took night classes. He was so human. I can never forget the morning on Sept 1 when I woke up and discovered him cold and stiff...
miccisue: I am so sorry about Marley. It's a shame that the vets couldn't find anything wrong with him.
hedgehog: yes, we were expecting Rudy to live at least 15 years, at the short end, because he contracted some virual URI before we bought him from the breeder, but didn't find out until 2 weeks afterwards. The breeder said we could bring him back and get another kittne, but we chose to keep Rudy. Who knows what they would do to him that he has incurable, contageous URI ? He lived his life like having a lifttime allergy but it didn't seem like a sickness.