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Janice

Your Pet's Rescue Story
I am a very shy person, and suffer from PTSD, so when we moved to Florida 14 years ago, I had a difficult time adjusting, and spent much of my time feeling very alone. I desperately wanted a companion animal. We tried fostering a dog, but realized the confines of our small apartment would be unfair for them. Sad and alone, I was going to work one morning when I spotted the outline of two kittens in the window of the vet’s office next door to where I worked. Having always had a dog growing up, adopting a cat had never even occurred to me, yet I found myself walking inside to inquire about them. Their story was a sad one, as they had been abandoned with their mother in a box outside of the vet’s office when they were only newborns. While their beginning had been difficult, they had been well taken care of by their mother, and were finally ready to find their forever homes. I walked up to the cage and was taken aback by the beautiful green eyes of one of the kittens. He never meowed, but stared straight into my soul as I gently began to stroke his lovely fur, his appreciative purr the loveliest sound I had ever heard. It took but a second to realize this magnificent boy was meant to live with me, and I adopted him that same day. He was the perfect addition to our home, and watching him play and grow into the beautiful boy he became was the joy of my life. He gave me a reason to get out of bed every morning, and something to look forward to every day. Max was always by my side, and would comfort me day and night when symptoms of my PTSD would rear their ugly head. He was such a calming presence, and would simply cuddle up with me, allowing me to hold him, and bury my face in his soft fur to cry. He was my angel. Max, or Maximus Prime as he was lovingly called, spent almost 14 wonderful years with us, but sadly, left us for his eternal sleep just a few days ago. During our time together, our Max rarely meowed, instead speaking to us with his exquisite eyes that had bewitched me from the moment I first saw him. My heart is broken, but I can think of no better memorial to my best friend than to see those beautiful green eyes that drew me in so long ago memorialized for the world to see. He was the best thing that ever happened to me, a true gift, and I will forever miss him.

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