For the past 33 years I have been married to a cat lover....and because of that we have had one or more cats during our married life the past 33 years.....about a month ago that all changed. We no longer have those mysterious loving creatures living among us. The cat we rescued and named "Sarah" from living on her on about 15 years ago passed away in a blink of an eye. We found her so long ago in our neighborhood, other neighbors said she had a kitten but no one knows what became of it....it took us a good 3 months to capture her and bring her into a safe place to live. The vet said she was probably a year old. We named her Sarah, but her name probably should have been "Gabby"....she was one of those cats that always had to have the last word. My daughter, was around 14 when we captured Sarah (mostly due to my daughter's determination to rescue this beautiful girl) and so at that age she had a lot of girl friends spend time here in Loftinland....her friends quickly became tired of what Sarah had to say.....she was noisy and irritating and yes, I felt that as well, in the morning while wanting quiet ....waiting for the pot of coffee to brew.....but Sarah always wanted to talk about something....anything....I miss that now that she is gone....and I wish I could hear her again. It is sad those annoyances that drive us crazy are the ones we miss so terribly when they dissapear from our lives. So now, the things that irritate me I try to look at a little differently now, would I miss them if they were no longer here...and do I appreciate what they have to offer me and more importantly what they have to teach me right NOW? Am I listening, oh I wish I would have listened to you more Sarah! I miss you and loved you! You talked a lot and filled our silence with your little voice...we miss it and we miss you!