my mom adopted our neighbor's cat cat piggie after she died about six months ago. he was older, ginormous and stinky as all get out.....but the sweetest cat in the whole wide world. after you got past his funny way of breathing (due to his nose running constantly like a two year old's....even though the vet said nothing was wrong) and his tendancy towards dirty (have you ever met a cat who refused to bathe himself? i had to give him baths in the tub....and the first time i did, the bath looked like mop water!) he loved nothing more than to be cuddled and petted....except maybe laying in the sun and rolling in the dirt (crazy cat) then coming to lie on your pillow (gross, but endearing). if he wasn't in bed, he was at my neighbor's house just sitting on the warm porch. he's been missing since monday night/tuesday morning. we searched our neighborhood for hours last night, including sheds and city buildings, but couldn't find him anywhere. he's not here again today. he's never been gone from our house for more than a few hours without visiting someone in the neighborhood....NO one's seen him in days. he didn't show signs of being sick, but he was older (older than i even thought)....we think he went away to die like cats sometimes do. he was only in our lives for a very short while but he will be sorely missed. he's with his original owner mom now and hopefully my brother will give him some love for me too.... farewell piggie kitty. thank you for loving us.