Fifteen years ago, Brian and Karen adopted a cat from the ASPCA Adoption Center. Glad to have saved the cat’s life, the new parents named him Lucky. Little did they know, they were the lucky ones. Here is their story, as told by Brian:
In April 1998, we fell in love with a young, black male cat at the ASPCA Adoption Center. He was named Tobias at the time, but we renamed him Lucky—because we thought he was lucky to have found his forever home. It soon became apparent that we were equally lucky to have his loving companionship.
He was the sweetest kitty, with a shy but curious disposition. His favorite activity was drinking drippy-water from the faucet. He also liked to walk outside in the snow, not, I think, normal cat behavior! After 15 wonderful years together, Lucky passed away last week.
I thank the ASPCA from the bottom of my heart for introducing me to Lucky. As a token of my appreciation, I have made a Memorial Gift to the ASPCA in his name. To bring me peace over the loss of my beloved Lucky, I am drawn to a quote attributed to Dr. Seuss: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
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