I am very partial to animals; I think because they are so reliant on us humans and they give to us unconditionally. We currently have 2 dogs and 3 cats. One cat we took over from my, at the time sick, father-in-law, now deceased. We actually helped him choose “Sasha” after his wife passed away a year before he passed away. She can’t seem to stop pooping in the house but I refuse to get rid of him as alot of people would do.

My story is about my cat “Snick” short for Snickers because when I rescued her when she was 8 weeks old, I was starving and she reminded me (in colors) of a snickers bar. Crazy I know, but tt stuck. I had her for 14 years and she was with me through thick and thin as they say. Her first 5 years we lived together in a one -room apartment and she remained indoors. Then, I moved to Las Vegas to be with someone who didn’t even like cats and told me if I was to relocate with him that Snick could not come. Well, guess what..I chose the cat and he decided to agree. It turned out that he fell in love with her. Fortunately I will say, this man and I did not stay together and I ended up meeting my current husband who also was not a cat person and the first night we finally decided to consumate our relationship, he had dropped his pants and underpants on the floor of the bed and Snick (durning our recreational activity) proceeded to pee all over his clothes. It made for a good laugh when it came time for him to go to work.

Many year later and both of us loving this precious cat she got cancer and we spent a couple thousand dollars trying to save her. My husband was so supportive of me because I was so upset and (he coudln’t admit that he too was having such a hard time with her being sick)but unfortunately, we took her home at my request and I woke up to find her laying next to me looking into my eyes and just moaning and crying, like she was trying to tell me to let me go….I laid with her for a while because I just couldn’t give into that and then after about a 1/2 hour, she just put her paw on my hand and let out a little cry and I took her to our vet because I knew she wanted to go but that she loved us. This was 3 yrs ago and she still stis about our bed in her urn. WE both miss her to this day. Bless you all for those who love their animals as they are family, which they are.

Debra from NV