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LETTER: Everyone should have a pet

Marymary passed away at her home on June 6, 2014, at 7:15 p.m.

She was the only one to know when she was born. I adopted her on April 15, 2012, as a stray. She became my best friend and companion.

I believe that somebody dumped her, as she was sick when I took her to her new home. She must have been in a good home, as she knew everything about being a house pet, including when it was time to go to bed and when to get up. Also, the kitchen was where the food was.

She would touch my nose with hers to see if I was still alive. When I came home with my broken hip, she was the one that was with me every day and night. When a person lives alone, it is my belief that every person, if possible, should have a pet. It turned out that my Marymary was a very old cat and would not be with me too much longer.

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Someone planned ahead for me last December, when it was really cold. A stray cat made its home in my carport. I started feeding it and made a bed for it. No one would claim her. One Saturday morning, I took her to the Rifle Animal Shelter to have her checked out. She got away from us. That should have taken care of my problem. On Tuesday morning, about 8:30 a.m., she was at my back door. After she had come to me two times, it had to be that I adopt her.

Why have I told you my story? Many older people would like to have some kind of a pet and would give them a nice home. You could help them by giving a nice donation to the Rifle Animal Shelter, 569 County Road 265, Rifle, Colo. 81650 in honor of my Marymary. Maybe some night you will feel someone touching your nose.

John B. Scalzo


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