Just need some hugs from my FSU friends. We had to put my 13 year old cat Bandit to sleep this morning. It was definitely time. He has had Inflammatory Bowel Disease for almost 3 years, and we've done a great job managing it, he and I. However, since October he had started going down. I knew the end was near, but you are just never ready for it. I am, to put it bluntly, grieving my heart out. He was my best friend, my constant companion, and one of the sweetest souls I ever met, human or non-human. Here's to you, my beautiful Bandit. Thank you for all the love. I hope I see you again someday, in whatever kind of heaven there may be, because I do believe in it.