Thanks, nycindie. I'm so sorry for your loss today. That's a long time to have a furry companion.
I tell people at work (since he was the nominal bf): Do I look I thinner? ....I've lost about 350 pounds of unsightly useless boyfriend.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own...
Robert A. Heinlein
Me: female, bi, (formerly hinge of a vee)
with FirstBoyFriend (FBF)(moderately long-distance)
and no longer with CurrentBoyFriend (CBF)(who lives in the apartment building next door)