Although I was not seeking comment I thank you all for your kind messages both here and the private ones I have recieved.
To Gerry Woods I will say that you have been a Chordie Member since 13th July 2007 and this is only your second contribution to the Forum (the other one having been deleted) I on the other hand joined 6 months prior to you and what kind of man am I? Well I have posted over 1,000 messages to this Forum, contributed several songs, all of which have been recorded and, along with some cover versions put on the Internet. I have helped a number of people and made numerous friends in America, Canada, Australia, Asia and Europe through Chordie. I have brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren and alas now only one cat all of whom I love and all love me in return. I have grieved, mourned and shed many tears for the loss of my cat Henry and what you seem not to have grasped is that to receive love (and respect for that matter) be it from man or beast, you have to first give it. Remember also that a cat, or any pet for that matter, is completely dependent upon you for its care and wellbeing. They give their love unconditionally.
Why not start a new thread in the 'Chat Corner' and find out just how many famous artists have written or performed a song about a pet, I think you will be surprised.
The song "Slave", if you had taken the trouble to read, play or listen to it, is in fact a tongue-in-cheek take on the way that a cat's behaviour is so very different from that of a dog. My latest song "Business As Usual" however is based on the sense of loss that I feel but I have tried to write it so that it can be about a death or the parting of ways for a person.
I do not know what sort of reaction you expected from me from your comment but I feel a great pity, sadness and sorrow for what is missing from your life.
If I can help you in any way please do not hesitate to write to me privately.
"Do, or do not; there is no try"