I had to have my beloved cat, Mikey, put down yesterday. I am absolutely devastated - I had him for fourteen years and he really was the best cat in the world. He was so affectionate and just loved getting attention - if I ignored him, he would sit on the chair arm and tap my shoulder until I took notice of him! How have others got over the loss of a much-loved pet? It is too soon to consider getting another cat but I wondered if, down the line, this helps. I'm not sure I ever would though anyway - Mikey was so perfect that I feel I would compare any other cat I had with him and I just don't think I could have that bond with any other cat. Other stories or advice much appreciated.