(you saw him here too)
I had pets my entire life until about two years ago. My two indoor/outdoor cats disappeared, probably captured by fishers or foxes according to our town animal control officer.
Then my dog died of kidney failure--a side effect of lyme disease that I didn't know she had. For the first time, I doubted my ability to take care of my pets, and, to be honest, enjoyed the lack of responsibility.
But it wasn't long before we adopted Aji and Masa (my first indoor cats) and I'm so glad we did.
Enjoy your week--