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Pets are awesome, I have a cat and she isn't even very funny or cuddly.
I got her from the shelter and the first few months I couldn't pet her at all.
It took me a good year, but now she loves to cuddle (for about five minutes at a time and only with me).
When I'm in bed she comes to lay by my side until I've petted her and after about five minutes she leaves and comes back in the morning.
Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and I say her name and I hear a purring engine starting up next to me.
She doesn't do a lot of crazy stuff, mostly she just sleeps.
Seeing her do anything really warms the heart though
Dogs are great too, but require more attention. It's not very doable as a single person. A coworker does it, but has to bring his dog to a dogsitter every day.
Do yourself a favor and get a cat (preferably from a shelter, they need you!), best decision ever
They really brighten your days and reduce stress!
Whatever you do, hope it works out!
I hope you hear from your friend across the Atlantic (I'm assuming that's what it's about).
P.S. I'm not really depressed, notice the joke icon
The incredible voice of Esma Redzepova (Macedonia): [^].
Madam Redzepova died on December 11, 2016. An incredible life: [^]
Redžepova was born on 8 August 1943 in Skopje, 20 Ivo Lola Ribar street. At that time, Skopje was occupied by the Kingdom of Bulgaria, allied to Nazi Germany, although the region was returned to Yugoslavia just two years later. She was the second youngest of six children in a Romani family. Her paternal grandfather was a Catholic Roma and her grandmother an Iraqi Jew, while her mother was a Muslim Roma from a village close to Skopje.
Her father Ibrahim, who had lost a leg during a German bombing in Skopje in 1941, worked variously as a porter, circus strongman and shoeshiner. He sang and played drums and sometimes performed at weddings. Some of Esma's siblings accompanied him. Esma's mother was a seamstress.
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