Last May our daughter got married, and she took her 3 year old dog with her when she moved out. After having lost our last dog the year before, we had decided that we were done with dogs for awhile. We didn't want the responsibility again of dealing with all they entail. We just wanted to enjoy our newly found and well deserved "alone" time! We had always had dogs, cats, and lots of other pets since getting married in 1990. We have fostered many cats, and even though I'm not
I grew up on Long Island, NY and I can’t recall a time in my life where there wasn’t a dog, cat, rabbit, squirrel or chipmunk (yes I said squirrel and chipmunk) that was not part of my life. My mother and her mother (my grandmother) hugely influenced my attitude towards animals. Helping animals and being kind to them was encouraged in our home and started at a young age. As a kid I remember seeing photos of my mom feeding kittens and cats while on her honeymoon in Barbados.