This has been a very hard week. Sunday night it was raining and I opened the sliding door to peek out at the lightning and rain for a second....our eldest cat Waldo who is the closest cat in the box in my avatar by the fire somehow must have slipped by me and got out. Waldo never goes out, he is an indoor cat, 15 years old and was going strong, he must have wandered off into the forest. We realized at midnight he was missing and went out searching until morning light. We have searched for days now, we have finally come to grips our baby boy is gone forever. When we got Waldo as a kitten I was not a cat fan, I was a dog man, but Waldo changed everything for us, he helped us cope through some hard family times, he was always there to provide unconditional love, he was a lap warmer on cold nights, more like a dog than a cat, came when called, always there. Waldo was a member of the family, my fluffy son.... Thank you Waldo for all of your years of companionship, RIP.