Cats, dogs, horses; so many more... We humans have a great history of companion animals. Is there anything as innocent and pure as your pet's love and affection for you, her owner? The weez and I still feel the void from losing our friend a month ago. Spending time in our local cat shelter has been therapeutic and more. I realize that I can make a difference in an animal's life while not being a pet owner; perhaps more so. One lady has volunteered for eight years and not owned a pet the entire time! The no-kill "cat room" has up to 20 adults roaming in one room. A few are quarantined in cages temporarily. We/I go in and spend time with each one that's in the mood. We're smitten by these two lifelong buds, White Cloud and Bubba. They have to be adopted together, because they are bonded. Look at those bookends! Bubba is the less reserved of the two, and he loves attention... His jaw was broken at some point, so its alignment is off and hangs open a little. Also, the two teeth you see are his only ones. He had a condition that made them all fall out (not recalling what). Still, he gets along just fine, has no issue with only soft food. What a sweetheart! If we could... I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but have to marvel again how many wonderful animals end up without permanent homes, and I thank you all for considering adopting or fostering from a shelter. Donating anything to a shelter also helps – thanks for considering that, too. Meanwhile...thanks for posting up that little four-footed person in your family. Cheers!