It has been a while since I have posted … the holidays, family, celebrations…I was really busy and happy. However, yesterday Howie and I went for a quick lunch and as we left the little restaurant to walk to another store, we came upon a woman with a cat carrier at an outdoor table at the same restaurant who was crying. I stopped to ask about her cat and she said that she had just come from the vet and her cat of 19 years had been diagnosed with cancer of the stomach and he was having a little treat of hamburger for his lunch. My heart dropped and I gave her a long hug and told her that it never is easy to lose someone you love, especially after 19 years. It was one of those moments that you never think will happen, but they do if you let them. I asked Howie if he was embarrassed that I hugged someone I didn’t know. He said he was touched that I reached out to a stranger and he hopes when our time comes with one of our three little kitties someone will understand like we do.