Friday, September 2, 2011

the day everything changed

Five years ago today everything changed, I became a cat guy.

Prior to this day in 2006, I was a diehard dog person. I had grown up with dogs and always dreamed of getting my first dog. Then Laura called out of the blue, said she was helping a friend move and asked if we wanted her nine year old cat. She described him as big, fluffy and black & white. His name was Max.

Up until that moment, somehow we had gone 11 years of married life with no pets. Little did I know how my life would change by answering this simple little question. It didn't take long for me to fall completely in love with this amazing cat. Max made it very easy to love him, he was so perfect in every way.

Five years ago today marks my entry into the cat world with Max's gotcha day! I had the blessing of sharing two and a half years with him before he crossed the Bridge in May of 2009. I still miss him immensely. He taught me the joy of feline friends. He gave me the gift of opening my heart to the delightful feline world, a gift I will forever cherish.


  1. Awwwwww...what a nice tribute to a good friend.

  2. Was für wunderschöne Wort Du für Deinen geliebten Max findest, das berührt mich sehr. Die Liebe zu Katzen ist was ganz Besonderes.

    LG Claudia

  3. That's a wonderful tribute to Max. Happy belated gotcha day...we hope he's celebrating at the Bridge!

  4. Such a blessing to love and be loved by a Special Cat such as Max.


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