Dear Gary: It saddened me to see the news this morning. It seems that somewhere someone put a 5-year-old, 25 pound cat up for adoption. The reason they did this was because they just got a new cat or kitten and were afraid that their old cat would smash the new little guy.
How can any caring person get rid of a faithful old family pet just because they want a new one? Next they will be abandoning the kids for smarter or prettier ones.
Every time we have acquired a new little bundle of fur, we made sure that they had their own space and were introduced slowly to the rest of the family. Over the years with love and patience this has worked.
People like that should not have any pets. These trusting little guys give us love without question. You just don’t throw them out because you want a new model. I wonder how many “Christmas” gifts will be abandoned in the next few months?
Thanks for letting me air my frustrations. A very Happy Holiday to you and all of your family from our family and all of our furry children.
Gloria in cyberspace
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