SHARING OLD PHOTOS

Love of Cats Since Toddler

Affinity for All Animals at a Very Early Age

Affinity for All Animals at a Very Early Age

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Ever since I can remember, I loved animals.  Here I am visiting with my Belgian-American grandparents' cat, Mickey Mouse (pronounced as "Meekee Moose").

Affinity for All Animals at a Very Early Age

Affinity for All Animals at a Very Early Age

Affinity for All Animals at a Very Early Age

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I first lived in Carthage, Tunisia, where my first language was French.  


Here, I was sharing a special moment, probably speaking French-Donkey.

Riding Horses in Ecuador

Affinity for All Animals at a Very Early Age

My Childhood Sketch of Our Family Dog

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While living in Ecuador, I enjoyed riding horses.  Here I am as a pre-teen, riding my favorite horse, Manzana (which means "Apple" in Spanish).


Horses can live a long time.  Nursing Homes generally do not provide stalls to board them.  If you have a horse, plan ahead for your horse's continued care and maintenance.

My Childhood Sketch of Our Family Dog

My Childhood Sketch of Our Family Dog

My Childhood Sketch of Our Family Dog

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Here is a sketch I made as a child of my cute little childhood dog in Ecuador.  He was such a happy dog!  We had a lot of fun together.

My First 2 Cats

My Childhood Sketch of Our Family Dog

My First 2 Cats

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These are my first 2 cats.  I loved them dearly.  I had the one on the right since she was 4 weeks old. 


They lived until they were 19 and 20.  


As many pet-owners can relate, my cats were my children and constant denominators, while everything else in my life changed. 


This serves as a reminder that cats can live a long time.  Planning ahead for their care in case something happens to us is important for their continued care.

2nd Generation

My Childhood Sketch of Our Family Dog

My First 2 Cats

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These were also my Fur Babies. I had the mother (on the right) since she was 6 months old and she gave birth to her daughter (on the left) in my garage.  


They lived until they were 18 and 19. 


 They both had diabetes for 2-3 years.  Eventually, they both died due to cancer.  


While they were on special diets and medications, I realized the importance of having a plan for their care in case I was in an accident or suddenly became too ill to take care of them.