This is a personal post with a title full of words starting with the letter 'P' like my lovely cat's name, Pokey. Pokey would have turned twenty years old today, but nothing lasts forever and the best things always end too soon; I still think about him and miss him to this day. (He passed away April 3rd, 2011 in the morning. Twas one of the worst days of my life.) No matter what the future holds, he will always be one of the best friends I've ever had, even though he didn't speak English, never cleaned up his own vomit, and occasionally left a little piss and excrement on the floor. This is my humble bundle of love for a cat that was all that and a bag of chip covered in hair.
Love your pets and support organizations that help find homes for those without—like PAWS Chicago. (And show cats love! They're not loners, but they'll become loners if you assume it's what they want and show them little love and attention.) *All donations to the site from today through August 10th will go to PAWS Chicago.