I know I should be posting happy tales of our weekend in San Diego, and I was really going to... but, I've kept putting it off because my heart just wasn't in it. We returned home on Saturday to find that one of our 2 cats is gone, and she hasn't come back yet. So, my days have been filled with walking the neighborhood, visiting the animal shelter, posting lost flyers, and general hand wringing and worrying. We've had Issey for about 8 years, since she was a tiny kitten, and we love her dearly. She is such a sweet and good natured cat - we miss her terribly. I've heard many tales of cats going off for a while and then returning home, and we are trying to be optimistic that this will be the case for us. To make matters worse, we have heard of a cat found about 4 blocks from our house that had been hit by a car. But, our neighbors assure us that this cat had quite long hair, while Issey has short hair... ugh - I just hate not knowing - is she lost, is she hurt, or worse...? I'm sorry for the depressing post, but thought I should explain my absence the past few days. I keep hoping she'll just walk right in, chirping her adorable little Issey sounds, and snuggle with me in her sweet, insistent way.