Our Cats Are Family Members

I have had cats since I was a child. I love them so much. I love all animals actually. Some people just don't understand the love I have for my pets. I once spent over $3,000 trying to save my cat's life. Unfortunately she died, but we tried all we could to save her. Most people thought I was crazy for spending that much money on my cat. But in my mind I really didn't have any other choice. I had to save her, just like anyone else I love.

I recently signed up to volunteer at my local PetsMart with the Humane Society cat adoption facility in the store. I can't wait to get started and get to spend time with the cats. I always feel so bad for the cats that are there for weeks. Now at least I can feel better knowing they are getting attention and play-time.

KathleenAP KathleenAP
31-35, F
5 Responses Mar 3, 2009

I've been there and can relate to what you've said. Good luck with the volunteer work! You're doing a very good thing :)

The cats in my family ARE family, and anyone who doesn't understand that, doesnt' understand it. I don't tell other people who to care about, and they don't tell me. I would do whatever necessary to ensure my loved ones' safety and wellbeing. Good on ya for volunteering at PetsMart. And I empathize 100% with your feelings! You may enjoy visiting http://www.bestfriends.org and reading about the best sanctuary there is. I know -- I've been there!

I would do the same thing for my baby.

I once worked in an emergency clinic for animals, one of the best learning experiences i had as a tech. So many different people there. but ill always remember one couple who tried to save their dog. The took out 2 loans and would of put out a second mortgage to save their lab but sadly she didnt make it. They easily spent $35,000 on 2 weeks worth of medical care. Im glad u spent money on ur kitty. Many many people dont, even on the simpliest things. its very sad.

I love them too I think my mother knew I would before I was born and thats what she named me I have 2 cats now and in 7 weeks I'll be getting a kitten.