I'm happy to say that the random number generator came up with the number 6, so that means that Judy Hartman (and Kristy) wins the cat mat. Judy's in the hospital, hopefully just for a few days, hopefully just having some antibiotic therapy...so Judy, please get well soon, and when you get back, please send me your mailing address and the mat will be on its way to you and Kristy.
I'm sure glad that i didn't have to decide the winner based on whose comment was the nicest/most appealing etc. because i loved what each one of you wrote and would have liked to have given each of you a cat mat! Thank you!