Sorry to hear that Rocky, I've lost a cat of mine a little later than that and it sucked big time, because I'd had him for a very long time as well, 16 years!
My pet-count at home is still quite high though, still 5 cats, 2 dogs (ever seen Turner and Hooch? I have 2 of those monsters...), a pony (my sister's, never been much of a ' horse-person' myself) and some.... rodent. Sisters have hamsters and pet mice.
But here at my bf's there's just Nibbles, the Ubermonster. She's chewing on my toes at the moment...
Here's a pic of her when she was still very young.
Hehe I know what you're talking about. This was Nibbles about 5 months ago. She's a lot bigger now and loves using her teeth and nails. You should see me hands now, they're all sratched because of her. Bitch has become her second name.