I just want to say that nobody is more fond of cats than me, I never met a cat I didn't like, and I can't say that about people or dogs or children. I've met plenty of them I didn't like, and for many varieties of reasons.
But although there have been many cats I truly loved, loved with a full heart and with true joy and laughter and kindness, there has never been a cat like Fletcher. And he wasn't even mine! He belonged to my cousin Bobbie, and she just had to have him put down at about 20 years of age.
Farewell, Fletch. You gave the best hugs of anybody, man nor beast.