Yesterday I nearly lost my little Scrimp to a speeding truck outside the house. I won't go into the details, but a few inches difference and I might have wound up without her sleeping next to me on the balcony right now. I was so shaken, and still am at the moment. We also had a scare with Sam a few months back when he went missing for a day. Both experiences were emotionally jarring and brought major focus to how important these guys are to me. We are so lucky as humans to be graced with the presence of such soft, fluffy, loving little creatures who keep us company, and give us licks and loves without judgment or criticism (well, not from Sam at least.)
Here's to my kitties, and all the other pets on the planet.