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Losing a pet

The other morning I got out of bed and for the first time in maybe 30 years I did NOT feed a dog or cat. Over the years our family has adopted three dogs and so many cats I’ve lost count. Feeding them and taking them to the vet became my job.
Last week our last pet died. Popcorn was a small white cat, adopted by my daughter. Poppie was very shy and always stayed indoors. The vet’s records say Poppie was born in January of 1994. She was nearly 19 years old!
She was a nice quiet cat, but stroking her fur caused my wife’s and my eyes to become itchy and turn red. I guess we were allergic to our own cat.
We’ve been talking about some day getting another rat terrier. We’ve had two and we really like the breed. I’m in no hurry. Pets can be a great source of joy, but somebody’s got to make sure they’re properly cared for. I think I’ll take a little break from that responsibility.
Our thought for today is from Sir Winston Churchill:
“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” 

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11/28/2012 1:00AM
Losing a pet
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