Pat, I am so sorry about your cat. Our pets can be as dear to us as human friends, and their loss just as devastating. One of my dogs was killed this summer, and there is still an empty spot in my heart that he used to fill. I have 2 other dogs, and 2 cats, but each is special. My faith says that God cares for every creature, and I can’t imagine that He would just let us or our pets evaporate into nothingness. I don’t know what life beyond death consists of, but I firmly believe we all go on to something more than this.