I notice that more than one of us has a cat somewhere in their lives. So, for a fun topic: tell us about an animal you love (or loved).
My wife and I are nutty over our cats. The three words spoken most often in our house: "They're so cute!" Chili, the cat in my web page header peering over the book, is a red tabby with some Siamese in him. He played fetch when he was a kitten, flinging himself into the air and turning a 360 to catch the toy which he would then bring back again and again as long as you'd keep throwing it. He's a dog in disguise. Not only did he play fetch, he licks your face to say hello and rolls over to show his belly if he wants affection. Best of all, he always knows when I need a cat. When I'm blue, he'll come and snuggle up, let me cradle him in my arms and rub noses, all the while purring with pleasure.