Thank you, Therese, Suzanne, and Dee.
I must confess, I did end up crying on Vin's birthday just a little. I know he would not have liked my crying, he never did like it, and would always "make" me pet him so I'd stop.
Over all, I made sure his birthday was a day of happiness.
It comforts me more than you all will ever know, to have such a wonderful group of people remembering and cherishing my Vinny too. Thank you, everyone!