This morning, I made the hardest decision I've ever made in my 40 years on this earth. My best friend, my #1 son, my constant companion for the past 17 years, Anniken, my tabby cat, who was with me before and after a 13 year marriage, had renal failure over the past few days. He stopped eating, and was having difficulty even walking this morning. I took him to the vet, we checked all of his blood work, and considered all of the variables. It was his time, instead of letting him suffer any longer, we decided to end his suffering. Not that he was in pain, but he was not living well, and it was not going to ever get better. A few of you in TB-land met him, and knew what I do: He was a lion among housecats. His heart was immense, he loved everyone. My life was made so much more joyful by his presence in it, and the hole that will be left behind will never be filled. Thank you, Anniken, and good bye.