For the Love of a Cat

Last week, a friend of ours had to say goodbye to her 20-year-old orange tabby, Theo.

Understandably (to us, anyway), she is having a rough time over it.

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Mr. Theo
June 1996 – 8 September 2016
Ever remembered, ever loved.

Just a cat, you may be thinking? Well, the truth is, to anyone who loves a cat the way they deserve to be loved, her grief is real and profound. Not only is a cat like a beloved child, but it is also a companion when you are lonely, a source of comfort when you are suffering or simply having an off day, and a wellspring of joy to anyone who appreciates animals for their natural beauty and abilities.

Our own cats, Maisie and Vivian, recently turned nine, so I guess you could say they now have about half their natural lives behind them.

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”
Jean Cocteau 

“Time spent with a cat is never wasted.”
Colette 

“What greater gift than the love of a cat?”
Charles Dickens

Is there a special feline in your life?
Or are you more of a dog person?
Have you lost a beloved pet recently?

Please share in the comments below.

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26 thoughts on “For the Love of a Cat

  1. I love cats and dogs, but we have a 13-year old Border Collie (Rowdy) because my husband is allergic to cats. She was six months old when we adopted her and she’s the sweetest dog. She started having health problems a year ago and we don’t know how much longer she will be with us, but we love her while we have her. 🙂

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  2. I am not a cat person, yet I should like to say that your cats are really cute, Jennifer. I like dogs but have not had one so far. May be in time to come I will have one for the salutary effect it can bring in.

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  3. Jennifer so sad to lose a moggy friend. I have four and I said to my husband no more because we are going to have to lose them one day and it will be hard. But the gifts they give us, especially if Im having a downer kind of day. A bit of attention from my kitties goes a long way. You are never lonely if you have a cat around.

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