I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Nero. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and with the staff of the Cat Clinic. We have lost someone who was honest, straight-forward and trustworthy with his clients and kind and compassionate with his patients. From the first time I saw him with our old man, Earl Grey, I was a fan. Through Earl's decline and passing, my respect and admiration for him was cemented. Many times, I would joke with him about disguising my dog as a cat, so that he would see him as well. I will miss his affectionate "Knucklehead" comments to my children, who were never afraid to ask him questions during visits. Although our loss pales in comparison with that of his family, he will be missed dearly by his feline fans and fanciers.