Ask Dr. Richards

October 2008 Issue

Ask Elizabeth: 10/08

Itís a sad fact of life that cats donít live nearly long enough for the humans who love them. While cloning Couscous isnít an option, I would encourage you to take lots of photos and videos of Couscous, so that these images can bring you comfort when sheís no longer a part of your physical world. Take them now; donít delay, because you never know what tomorrow will bring. Afterwards, maybe you would like to do something to help other cats, in honor of Couscous. A donation to an organization aiding cats is a traditional way to honor the memory of a beloved cat (the Cornell Feline Health Center is very grateful for the many memorial gifts it receives). You could also volunteer with a local shelter or rescue group, socializing cats or taking photos of adoptable pets to put on a Web site or poster. Dropping off supplies at a shelter can make you feel like you have a direct connection to cats in need. Finally, please consider sharing your home and your heart with another cat. For sure, he or she wonít be a clone of Couscous, but this unique individual will surely bring joy to your home as you discover exactly what makes him or her so special.

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