I'm sorry to hear that :( Mittens was an inside cat only so I'm not sure how she contracted hers. I think the doctor said though that sometimes it just happens.<quoted text>
My smartest cat, Butler (or simply Butt or Buttcat-- long story) died from that at the venerable age of 14.
I was quite sad-- so I sympathize with *your* loss as well.
Butler was an in-and-out cat, and contracted his death-disease from other local neighborhood cats.
As a result? My current cat, Galileo, is strictly an inside kitty. He's well past 10 himself, and has settled down to a once-a-week run though the house like a wild animal...
I used to love to watch mine when she got excited and ran around the house like crazy.