Well, our stray kitty keeps teaching me lessons. Our primary goal with this cat is simply to show it some kindness and make its life easier. We've been quite successful at that. He's put on weight, his fur is sleek and shiny and he is much calmer. Clearly he feels secure living in our yard. (I still haven't discovered where he sleeps!) The first lesson Cat taught me was that when we are dealing with "stray" people we are foolish indeed if we set our goals any higher than our goals with this cat.
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This is a repost of a piece my mother wrote about a very special dog. Enjoy!
In the late 1980's circumstances forced us to move from our country home to the city. Since we couldn't take our much-loved dog, Gretchen, with us, we left her with my parents in Fairfield, Idaho on the family farm. Gretchen thrived there and she became my parent's dog. She would go with them on their walks and follow dad everywhere on the farm. Then she was accidentally killed. Here is a short piece my mother wrote shortly after that happened.