Yes, it's been difficult but it has been worth it.
I did take the loss of my cat rather hard. I still miss him very much.
My wife and I did end up adopting another cat though. He is a white, long haired cat we believe he has some Maine Coon in him as he has all the personality traits of one.
Big, very friendly and loves water. Good Lord, I've never seen a cat like water so much
Thank you for your replies.
I've really enjoyed chatting with everyone again and I so happy to hear that everyone is doing well.