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08/19/2013

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Kathleen Huebner

When I lost my last pet,about 3 years ago, I hesitated for the reasons you mentioned in your article; but then I thought, I could go tomorrow or in 20 years. There are so many pets in shelters not only waiting to be loved but anxious to give joy and purpose to potential adopters. So, in less than a month after my Ginger passed, i went to a shelter and found my Abby. She wasn't a puppy but nearly 2 years old or a teenager in dog years. I haven't regretted it for a minute. She gives me more love then I could have imagined and she gives me a vehicle for expressing my love and affection which is irreplaceable. Getting Abby did not mean I love Ginger less. I still think of Ginger, and sometimes call Abby--Ginger. And guess what, Abby doesn't seem to mind. She cuddles next to me while I work on my laptop and I wouldn't have it any other way. I only hope I give her as much comfort as she gives me. I know, if something happened to Abby, I would be visiting shelters, only this time I wouldn't wait nearly a month. We are all different, but I don't want to be alone and I know Abby has a great life.

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