Our beloved cat, Maometto passed away at the ripe old age of 19.  We loved him dearly.  He was a stray, took him in at about 18 months.  After Maometto passed, we went to the local shelter about a month later and adopted Edward.  He was a stray  around 18 months.   Had been at the shelter recuperaing for a month.  When he was picked up, he had fleas, an abscess on his right thigh and had not been neutered.  I brought him home and let him out of his carry carton.  He walked up the hall a few feet and then returned and rolled on his back.  I am sure he was saying, “nice digs, I think I hit the jackpot:.  I was born with a defective aorta valve.  About two years after we adopted Edward, I knew from the tests my time was coming to have it replaced.  In May of 2008, I came home from working 12 hours and went to bed.  Edward came to the bed, crawled down the bedspread and came up on my left side,  placed his head on my left side and extended his paw over my heart.  He knew something was wrong withe my heart.  A few weeks later my doctor told me it was time for my valve to be replaced.  I told Edward when I went to the hospital that it would be his job to take care of me during the day when I got home and Joe would take care of me at night.  The day I came home, Edward jumped on my lap, sniffed my chest and settled on my lap.  He is my angel.  Spends so much time with me.  When I pick him up, he wraps his arms around my neck and does not want to let go of me.  We love him so much.  Animals are truly miraculous.

— Sharron from Hillsborough, CA