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My wife joined my life about 11 years ago with two cats and a dog. We've since added another dog, lost the first, and added 1 cat and two horses (both OTTB ex-race horses aged 6 and 7 who will live up to their 30s most likely). All rescues. No kids, mind you, as I had that earlier with my daughter who is now off in college.

Of the two cats that my wife brought into my life, they were a mother and son. The son was so attached to my wife that there was no chance I would fit in edgewise. But the mother and I found a good spot together. She's 22 now, and outlived her son (who passed away earlier this year at 20).

I affectionately refer to her as the zombie cat because we can't exactly define the supernatural power that keeps her hanging on, but she knows where the food, water and litter box are located, and gets plenty of affection. She sleeps 23 out of 24 hours a day, is mostly deaf and certainly senile, and I have to admit that my reaching down to pet her each morning is mostly making sure she has made it through the night. But wife and I have both agreed that as long as she still does everything and responds to affection with a purr, then we will refrain from taking her to see the vet.

There is nothing like the love I have for my kid, but the love I have for any of the animals that have wriggled their way into my life is a very close second. I completely understand what you are up against...we welcome them into our lives, knowing full well that we will outlive them and end up saying goodbye much too soon. But don't let that stop you! If you have the room in your heart and home, go down to your local shelter and make a new friend.
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