Lots of people take their pets into retirement with them. Cat and dog antidotes and updates become part of our daily conversations. Last night I sat in a couple’s house with their kitty on my lap the whole evening. Some pets pass, as might be expected, and retirees vow to not replace their precious animal. But often those softhearted people fall in love with and adopt another furry friend.
Besides being companions, pets also provide opportunities for exercise, comfort, protection, and volunteer work. Taz gives his very petite mom a great workout on their twice-daily walks. Ziggy and his mom, members of Pets for Life, visit Skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and shut-ins to get pats, hugs, and smiles.
These cats ride in RV luxury all over the country with their doting folks who bought a Fifth Wheel for travel because they couldn’t bear to leave the kitties at home. Big, little, white, brown, black, orange, or multi-colored, pets are important to people.