Oh, Natalie, I am so sorry to hear about Sammy. I've been there, done that so many times, and the pain each time is always the same.
Very wise of you to adopt again right away; one can never have too many love-bugs. (Well, except for the people who over-do, and they have an illness.)
I had a black cat more than 30 years ago who played so vigorously that he would have to pause and pant for a while. I named him "T. Devil," because he reminded me of a film clip I'd seen of a Tasmanian Devil...and because I wanted to gross out my fundie mother and JW sister. Heh! My sister insisted on calling him "Angelito." Silly.
He was a love-bug, too. Slept in my arms almost every night of his 16-year life. He also used to sit beside my father in the recliner to watch the news every night (We were living with my parents at the time because they were both in poor health and needed help around the house). After Dad died, The Devil still got into his chair every night and waited for someone to turn on the TV.
Be well, and happy with "Mak the Knife." ("Hand-Slasher"?) And post some pictures, please.
O, hai! are you type 2 or type 1? I'm a 2...I was diagnosed 10 years ago, and have been doing pretty well on 5mg Glucotrol a day. But I haven't been behaving, and Dr. BadJokes has been trying to get me to increase the dose to 10mg. I doan wanna. The last time I did that I started having hypoglycemic attacks about every other day. WTF! It's summer! I want ice cream and other yummy stufs! Waddymellone, stromberries, pyneappul, an' catalope all mixed togedder. With yogurt, or cottycheez, or....hah! Sorbet, or eyescream!
I'm terrabull. Or enjoying my second (or third) childhood.
Minnie thanks for the friend request and the advice about kitteh water fountains, I'm happy to know you!
Yes, I answered the question about the hairless cat. I told him it was a hairless breed of cat and that it looked similar to the House Elf Dobby in Harry Potter -- thus the Lolcat. Thanks so much for your comment on my website. : )
We are simpatico, I suspect. Our statuses in retirement are similar and we share at least one former 'job' (partially for me). Nice to know you...good luck with the other member of the Reno Freethinkers. I sent you a friend request. lary