Heather Murray, Danville resident: I didnít want to leave for college at Sonoma State University because it meant leaving my beloved cat of 16 years behind. Dale was extremely ill and had lost half his body weight. But before I went, he had developed a fixation with his water bowl. He spent all day sleeping by his bowl and cuddling with it. When I finally left, he just had to get back by his bowl and did not bid me farewell. When I came home from break, he finally tore himself away from his precious bowl and gave me a proper greeting.