My cat, Buster, the cat in my avatar, died Thursday. He was 12. He had a cancer tumor in his throat pressing on his trachea and had to be euthanized only a week and a half after his diagnosis due to rapidly increasing respiratory distress. I've had several cats and this cat was the kitty of my heart. I called him my soul kitty. This is the first day I've been able to say anything about him. I miss him.