I was captured by the story of
Judy Salamon of Oakland whose life was tragically
Snuffed out by a bullet July 24, 2013
Judy could have been my sister, Joan ( or myself for that matter), who passed 12 years ago of cancer. She was the same age as Judy. Joan also loved pets and was an extremely kind, innocent who had been taken advantage of by people and turned to her dogs for unconditional love, which she gave back to them.
I was honored to care for Pucky and Roscoe for four bittersweet years after Joan passed - in effect extending her life living through her dogs. I could have also been Judy, having had similar disappointing life experiences, often let down by humans. I find myself turning to my pets, now, more and more. Currently, I am caring for my wonderful cat, Weepy, who, re cently, has perhaps miraculously bounced back (for now) from a double whammy of kidney and heart failure . We savor everyday of life.