I adopted my cat Edison in September 2010. He was six weeks old. Edison and I had an undeniable bond. He was a Turkish Van – white and fluffy with a gray head and tail. In May 2011, I rescued Sadie when she was six months old. Edison and Sadie immediately bonded. They were pals and they did everything together. On July 22, 2013, Edison ran away. Matt and I had just gotten a new house and he disappeared three days after we moved in. I looked for him everyday for about three months. Honestly, I still look for him. I still cry for him…and I’m not the only one. When Edison left, Sadie became very depressed. She started howling, gaining weight and urinating on the carpet. I felt horrible. I felt like I could have easily prevented him running away. Not only was he gone but Sadie was depressed.
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I love cats. Yes, I will probably be a “crazy cat lady” some day, but I fully embrace it! I had cats in my house growing up and I think they are absolutely beautiful, majestic animals. Animal rescue is something I am very passionate about and June is adopt a cat month, so what better time to bring awareness to all of the homeless cats in shelters that need loving families!
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I can’t imagine my home without cats AND dogs. I grew up with a cat. Just one. Her name was Koos. She died when she was 16 years old – I was 10 (RIP beautiful girl) and it was traumatizing. My whole life I’ve had cats. The first animal I adopted when I got an apartment on my own was a kitten named Edison. Since then I’ve rescued two more cats from an animal shelter.