My good friend Maryann (Badger2000) lost her beautiful orange kitty Jack today. He had an auto-immune disease that affected his ability to eat and he just was not doing well. Poor thing. Jack and his brother Pumpkin were adopted together at around Halloween time (you guessed it!) a few years ago. I have been a "bad influence" on Maryann who went from zero to seven cats in about the space of a year. Now she knows some of the joys and also sorrows of being a cat person.