My Tess passed away today. She died while I was petting her. When we got her, we were told that her name was short for Contessa. I used to tease Sharlene that her last name was tickle. That got me whacked a few times. My wife said that I was Tess’ person instead of her being my cat. It seemed like that most of the time. She always had to be right next to me. She was very happy to see me when I got home from the hospital after my heart attack. She snuggled up to me for hours. Good-bye little girl, my furry friend. I miss my computer chair companion.