This is Salem. I was going to make him my "poster cat" for my Halloween post, but decided to do it this week instead, because he has come down very, very, sick. I am anxiously awaiting for the veterinarian to call me. I took him to the clinic yesterday, they kept him overnight. The vet called me yesterday afternoon to say that he was doing better,but they still have not figured out what is wrong with him. One day he was a lively ball of fur pouncing everywhere, Monday, he was not able to go to the bathroom and was sick to his stomach and would not eat his supper. As I held him, he meowed as if he were in pain. ..... so here is Salem's very short life story. About a year and a half ago, my family and I were driving in town and saw that all too familiar sign that makes husbands say to themselves"oh no" and wives and children say, "oh,look!" "Free Kittens". Honestly, Sweetie, has become a cat liker(not lover) in his own sense, and knew he just might as well pull the car over for us to go take a look. My daughter picked out Noah, the little cat I have just lost to coyotes and have posted about recently. I see two big golden eyes and one small ball of solid black fluff and Salem is carried out also in my arms. We have been pals since. When I sit in my chair to stitch, Salem is lying right beside me, sometimes testing and approving the floss I am working with. When I am designing a project at the table, Salem is lying in the chair next to me. When I sleep at night, Salem sleeps right at my feet, only after being petted and rubbed for the night. Last night was a lonely night for me without him. So please pray for him to get well. I so appreciate it. I will let you know how he is in a later post.