I really am just floored by the wonderful comments from everyone on Floyd's passing. It is still very hard - the cats are confused, especially Kirzon and Lola who were with him the longest. Virgil had just gotten to the point a few months back where he was really trying to be friends with Floyd - he would rub up against him to show he wanted to be his buddy. And Barney, well he is still a baby but even he is affected by Floyd being gone - he has become extra snuggly lately. I had to call today to make the arrangements (we are having him creamated so I can bring him home) and it is very tough. I still reach behind me where he would sit to pet him, and he isn't there (although Kirzon is spending a lot of time there now). I've lost pets before but this is the first since I am now the mom - it is as hard as when I lost my parents. I expected it to be tough but not as tough as it has been. And let me tell you, that your comments have just been so amazing and wonderful! I really appreciate all your thoughts and kind words. I know there have been a few mentions at peoples blogs too - although I haven't commented know that I really appreciate it! Seriously, you are all just awesome friends to send these wishes.
I will be trying to catch up on visiting this week - I will try to comment on the most recent posts only (unless something really hits me as needing a comment) and will try to post at least an update on here this week. I decided that I will start back in full force next Monday - in addition to everything else going on, the new computer lasted exactly 1 day before the network card went out (hardware issue) but luckily I still have the loaner. I am going to try and get my Halloween pics up before Monday with it - I did get a couple of Barney in the devil had that are just adorable. I didn't end up gettign everything done I would have liked but I just wasn't up to it (Halloween really was Floyd's day, being a black cat, so it was a bit sad for me to put everything up - but believe me I got a lot done ahead of time).
Floyd's birthday is in November so I am going to get a nice tribue together for him that day - it is also Kirzon's gottcha day but he will understand.
Anyway, thank you again for all the wonderful thoughts and ideas - I love you all for your kindness and you and your pets (kitties, doggies, fishes, etc) (or owners if you are the kitty or doggie posting of course) hold a special place in my heart!