So I ended up having to euthanize my 19 yr old cat Stinker early this year – I had him since he was 3, the longest I’ve ever had a pet. He was so sweet and lovable. I still have Gretchen, my 9 yr old tortie, but Stinker was special – just such a smart, curious, loving, funny kitty. I had been thinking about letting him go before last Xmas, but just couldn’t do it, so decided to wait until after the holidays to see how he was, but his health continued to decline. I just realized that this will be my first Christmas without him. But I have Xmas ornies with pics of all of my kitties, so that will get a special place on the tree this year. Glad I have Gretchen.