You came on Soft Winds You leave me now in Sad Rain I'm Gratful you came. Scooter died this morning at 10:19. She had rallied Tuesday but yesterday afternoon began to slow down and told me that the time had come to let her go. I made arrangments to have it done here, at home, this evening but this morning she was ready and I could not make her wait. Scooter was very strong and my heart is so empty now. I held her the entire time so she was never alone. I still have Exeter but Scooter was special to me for reasons that only two other people understood and they are also gone from my life now. I will not dwell on them nor on Scooter being gone. Even though there is an emptiness in my heart it will fill with her memory and love. Scooter was very strong and so am I. I will heal but I will need time. I don't mean to turn anyone away but this is a path I must take on my own, as I always have. It is with my cats; my children, now only one, that I share my tears. Bette Don't worry, the Darkside is strong in my family and the Empire will stand.