Hey ladies, thanks for your interesting comments! I apologize for not responding to your posts right away-our dear cat, Mia, passed away five days ago and I just sorta laid low these past few days. She was a stray and I took her in, as a house kitty. I got her when I was 30 and I'm now 43 yrs old, so she lived a long ,happy 17 yrs. I don't have children and....well, she was like my child, as is the case with so many pet owners who do have kids, too. Losing them, even when they're old, is truly losing a family member. I really miss her, but I'm thinking of all the positive, loving memories she gave us all.
Anyway, thanks for enlightening me on this subject!