This is to celebrate the life of George Washington, a stray cat that came into my life to teach me about life. His life was lost on November 1, 2010 and I miss him. His life and passing have affected my life forever. I wouldn’t trade the experience for the world.
I wasn’t a cat person at all and questioned why people would want them. George showed me why as well as what happens when you earn their trust and love. I went from a place where there was no way a cat would be in my house to having them sleep in the same bed and covering him up every night to keep him warm.
George reminded me everyday of our responsibility to the creatures in our care and I will be a better advocate of that responsibility. Millions of cats and dogs are put down every year in North America, we need to do a better job looking out for them.
In this humbling adventure I would have bet money I wouldn’t mourn for a stray cat but I am missing my friend and member of my family very much.