I had a cat allergy but loved cats and although my parents wouldn't let me get a cat when I got my driver's license I went out a got a free kitten from an ad I saw in the newspaper. She was a very pretty grey and white kitten. I named her Kitten. She didn't mind riding in the car, she would lay across the dashboard or across my shoulders. When I would be on the computer she would always lay across my shoulders. Sometimes she would get up on my dad's shoulders when he was standing near an open door and then she would jump on top of the door and balance on the narrow door top. We had lots of land later on and would let her outside. Whenever I opened the front door and called her name I could hear her bell jingling and then see her bounding up over the hill. When she died I couldn't eat or think for a week. My boyfriend at the time did all my college homework for me during that period because I couldn't do anything. I spent over $600 dollars trying to save her. It was her kidneys. They did everything they could but she just couldn't stay alive. At that time freeze drying your pet was not as popular as it is now. I had heard about it once on the internet. We lived in the state of Maryland (US) and I searched on the internet but the only place I could find that did pet freeze drying was in Canada. My dad got the special packing and dry ice needed to send her and took her to the airport to send her to Canada. The process took many months, but they shipped her back in a nice pose that hid the part on her leg where the vets had shaved her fur. She is still sitting on display in the living room in my mother's house. I would like to get her shipped here but I don't have a safe place to put her where the other cats wouldn't bother her.