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My Cat Cosmo Taught Me About True Friendship

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets )

- 1236 days ago -
We have a cosmic love, my cat and I. He's guided me through the best and worst of times.

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jan b. (5)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:25 am
One thing I learned over decades is that when cats are labeled as totally independent's a myth as they are capable of having deep attachments to their owners.

Barbara K. (67)
Monday December 10, 2012, 7:56 am
Wow, what a lovely story, my friend. Thank you. I love cats. They treat you like you are their parent and the older they get, the closer they want to stay with you and for longer periods, even if just to be in the same room. If I leave one room to sit in another room, they come in there. I'm a rather petite person, and they no longer want to be on my lap, it just isn't big enough. But will allow me to hold them lengthwise with their head on my shoulder, or in my arms like a baby. lol. Yes, cats are quite the people.

Thomas P. (452)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:26 am
Noted. What a perfect lunch break to read this great story!

Kit B. (276)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:44 am

All pet owners may have similar stories and each one so personal and loving. I would be lost without my furry friends and they are friends. Even when they insist on typing for me - like now! Trying to read a story, type a response and be slightly less than nuts while one cat is on your shoulders, another trying to type for you and another causing you to have to stretch to reach the key board, because the only place to sit is in your lap. Now that my friends is mutual love!

Nancy M. (195)
Monday December 10, 2012, 11:27 am
Thanks. It made me remember my cat who got me through grad school.

Christeen Anderson (640)
Monday December 10, 2012, 1:25 pm
Thanks for a wonderful story. My cat has been with me through the best and worst of times.

valda p. (13)
Monday December 10, 2012, 1:32 pm
Animals give us so much love and companionship --those who prefer to be cruel to them are the losers in life as they never know the love and devotion we get back from them -tenfold.

. (0)
Monday December 10, 2012, 1:45 pm
This is all about 2 words used in the article: unconditional love. These words are the bottom line.

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (58)
Monday December 10, 2012, 2:12 pm
What a great story !! I love cats :):)

Ruth M. (252)
Monday December 10, 2012, 2:12 pm
Never underestimate the power of animals love and affection

pirjo sundqvist (183)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:34 pm
Cats are great and patient teachers

Kay M. (343)
Monday December 10, 2012, 7:30 pm

Julie W. (28)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:39 am
My son's black cat is also called Cosmo!

Patricia H. (440)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:00 am

John Gregoire (292)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:31 am

Carlene V. (203)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:48 am
Cosmo and Angie are a love match. This was such a nice story, thanks!

Ruth C. (263)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 7:50 am
Its so true what Janice b says about cats having deep attachments to their owners, it happened with my Mother's kitty, when my mom passed away her kitty was so sad because he did not see anymore that he passed away 8 months later, what the vet told me was that he died of a broken heart.

Birgitta S. (195)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 12:44 pm
Lovely the Cat really is :-)))

michelle m. (41)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:15 pm
Excellent.Thanks Cher.
I adore all animals.They are much nicer than their human counterparts

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 4:08 am
animals are awesome!! they can teach you all you need to know

Dianne D. (488)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:56 pm
I had a similar experience with my first cat. I grew up in a dog family and was in my mid 30's before I got my first cat. This cat taught me about the plight of animals and I have been fighting for animal rights and the environment ever since. This cat has changed my life forever.
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