“We Will Be Okay” – A Testimonial of Gratefulness
Have you ever had a rough time in your life where your pet (or pets) provided comfort in a seemingly “insane world?” Have you ever had a hard day you thought you could never shake loose until you walked through the door and saw your pets happy to see you?
Allan, a Helen Woodward Animal Center alumni adopter, knows just how you feel. Allan took time out of his busy day and wrote us an email about why he is thankful for his cat, Sampson. Thank you, Allan! (It made us cry and smile… so beautiful!)
My name is Allan and I adopted “Samson” from you on August 15, 2004. He has been a “lap cat” since Day 1! He always greets people as they walk in the door and jumps in their lap when they sit down. At night, he can usually be found sleeping on my pillow or under the covers when it gets cold.
When I did a “corporate relocation” to Tennessee from March, 2009, to March, 2010, Samson traveled with me (along with my Scottish Fold named “Smoosh”) and helped me to keep my sanity when I was a couple of thousand miles away from my family. When Smoosh (as well as my father) both passed in July 2011, he began following me around and sleeping next to me on the bed as if to say “we will be okay.”
A few months later, I adopted another rescue cat (I named her “Shoshana”) and they have become very good friends.
My most favorite picture of him is the one where I bent over to check on my Scottish Fold cat (after a recent surgery) and he jumped on my back as if to say “Pay attention to me!!!”
Thank you for what you do for the animals! I look forward to adopting a future “companion” from you. –Allan