So my ex took her. He didn't want to have kids, but he was willing to take on an extra cat. Helluva guy. Kind of squares a little of our past.
We are now preparing for the arrival of Jeff's folks who are highly cat allergic. So it is a big relief to vacuum knowing that A, the cat hair will not all be back in one afternoon, and B, the cat is not cowering in absolute terror from the vacuum somewhere in the apartment.
Cat free for the first time in over a decade. My old family is out, and my new family is in.