I lost my little man, Einstein, back in June, 2002. I still miss the guy terribly, and I have a sweet cat who is just a little doll who took his place about eight months after he passed. Somehow she made me not even look at the other cats I had passed in a humane shelter. I wasn't about ready to replace Einstein, but I went right towards her and knew I had to take her home. It was time.
One year, Einstein was 'Winner of the Week' in the 365 Cat-A-Day calendar. It was a great honor for him, and for me, it was the first time I had anything published on a national scale. Kinda fun!
It's kinda crazy how we all can get attached to pets, whether they are dogs, cats, gerbels or hamsters. It saddens me that there is any kind of animal abuse at all. They have no way to defend themselves, and somehow we as humans seem to feel empowered when we treat animals poorly. Or at least those that do. I'll never understand why.
Your story was a great one, honoring the little guy who gave you so much love and devotion. Somehow I'll bet he's reading all the tributes (now that he understands our language) and is wondering what all the fuss is about!
All the best!