2009 is a year I would love to forget. In January, I was layed off from my job; May, lost my house as a result of the job loss; July, lost my long-term relationship to alcoholism; August, had to file bankruptcy; and in October, was diagnosed with ADH/DCIS breast cancer. By the time my treatments were final in December, I really didn’t want to get out of bed for fear of what tragedy might hit me next. At that time, I had a 17 year old cat who loved that she could snuggle with me all day long. She was a great source of comfort.