Hello all my furr guardians, my apologies for the skipped month in my blog entries. May has been a very sad month for your loyal pet sitter. My beloved friend and SVPN mascot Blackjack had to be put to sleep on May 15th. It was a complete shock, as so many animals do he didn't exhibit any signs of illness until it was too late. He had severe kidney failure and unfortunately it was past the point of any kind of treatment. I was able to say goodbye to him and thank him for being such a good friend and loyal companion for the past 13 years. I know all of you will miss his sweet face on the holiday cards I send out, and I want to thank him again for putting up with that over the years. I know it brought a lot of joy to many of you. So, remember to hug your furr kids daily and give them extra treats and love because you never know when it will be your last day with them. I have been asked by many of you if there is an organization that you can donate to in memory of Blackjack, and although this is not necessary if you choose to honor him with a donation I would love for it to go to either 13th Street Cat Rescue or the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. Thank you for all your support, and although he's gone he will always be my mascot. Goodbye Blackjack, I will miss you always!