I decided to, however, for the sake of the cats. In brief, my landlord/housemate passed away this week. Naturally, things around my house have been completely upside down. The executors of his estate, who (luckily) are really nice people, have been in & out sorting things out.
I'm going to have to be out of the house by around April 1st. Luckily, our next-door neighbor is in need of a roommate & it seems easiest for me to move in with him. I'm going to start packing soon & things will be a little more topsy-turvy for awhile. Hopefully, though, by the beginning of April, I'll be re-settled.
As alluded to before, my landlord had two cats. They are curmudgeonly old farts, but really quite nice once you get to know them. We're currently keeping our ears open for anyone who wants a cat, as we'd hate to bring them to the shelter & possible euthanasia. So if any of you are looking for a grumpy old cat or two (or know of anyone else who is), let me know. ;)