We have been blessed with the MOST wonderful kitty cat of all times for the past 18 years!! Precious was born in August, 18 years ago. My daughter and I watched the little kittens romp around in the yard of Amy's friend, admiring the little furry critters as they grew, developed, and became evermore desirable!! The older those little kittens got, the more adorable they became, as all kittens do!! HA!! Please, Mom, can we take one home......those words became the repeat question day after day. We already had one cat, Chelsea, a rather strange but well loved Himalayan cat, so ........ did we really need another cat??? In a weak moment, Amy chose Precious to come home with us, and she has been loved and cared for ever since. When Amy went off to college, then returned and got an apartment, Precious remained with us, as pets often do when children leave home! I have had reason this week to reflect on the wonderful life of Precious, and realize that her time for joining her friends in kitty heaven is drawing near. Tuesday night we thought we had lost her, as she apparently suffered something like a mini stroke. She has been loved and watched over night and day since then, and today she seems to possibly be on the road to recovery. We can only hope and pray that she will be with us another few days, few months, few years.