Pets and Unconditional Love

Our pets offer us unconditional love. Free of judgement and prejudice, a pet is always there to support us after a long, hard day at work. How often have You returned home to find Your dog or cat waiting patiently by the window or the door  as You arrive home? My Cat, Charlotte often sits by the kitchen window. She seems to know I am on My way home. As I arrive, she purrs a friendly hello, and gives me a playful head but. When I work too many long hours She does not hesitate to voice Her disapproval. I adopted Charlotte when She was only seven weeks old at an SPCA adoption event in a pet store in West Edmonton Mall. She was so tiny !!! I raised Charlotte from kitten hood. I trained Her to answer to Her name “Charlotte” early on, using a bell and quite a few treats !!!august 16, 2008 003I don’t know what My life would be without Her. She has Her own unique personality. She is very vocal and loves to talk. Friendly with all, She loves visitors. She loves to play games. Other favorite activities include napping, eating , hiding in boxes, and pouncing from behind a doorway. Charlotte spends most of Her time indoors, but I do let Her outdoors, with supervision, of course. I live in central downtown Edmonton. I have never allowed Her to roam overnight in the neighborhood. There is too much traffic. Safety is a big concern for pet owners in a large city.

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Many of My neighbors have pets. This provides Charlotte with lots of company and companionship. The Two dogs which live next door are two of Her dearest friends. Many cats in the neighborhood drop in to visit Charlotte as well also. I may as well have a sign posted reading ” Cats Welcome” !!!

Our pets help us to relax, to play, and to slow down and smell the roses. Cat owners are documented as  having healthier blood pressure levels. Dog owners get a brisk amount of  fresh air and exercise walking a dog each day, several times. Charlotte is always there for Me. I don’t get sick often, but if I have a cold or the flu,  She keeps a watchful vigil throughout the night, as I sleep.  She often sneaks into the bathroom, as I  am taking a bath to supervise the process. There is no end to Her fun and frolic. Each morning, on arising, She holds court with a detailed and varied conversation of meowing. This is Her way of starting the day. Charlotte expects Me  to participate, one hundred per cent.

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If You have ever considered adopting a cat from a shelter, I recommend You do so. Offering a home to a cat could be life changing for Yourself as well as Your cat. Unconditional love is a priceless gift. There are many events around the world held weekly to help cats find wonderful and loving homes. Do not hesitate. You will find a friend for life.

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