Over 16 years ago, a friend emailed a group of us, telling us that a new company, The Mining Company, was hiring writers with experience writing HTML for a variety of topics. I was in a semi-limbo as a real estate broker, and decided to take a look. My husband stood behind me as I scrolled down the list. Suddenly, he said, "Cats! You could write about cats." At that time the requirements were a thorough knowledge of the subject, strong writing skills, and a working knowledge of HTML. That was the start of my career writing about cats, and my husband, Asa, the man behind the cats became my strongest supporter, and remained so until he went to the Rainbow Bridge on May 2, 2008.
It's been five years since he left, and I miss him as much now as I did then. (Although it is sometimes amusing to picture him in Heaven converting all the men he meets to cat lovers.) I know he would still be as proud of me as he always was, and as devoted to our cats. I couldn't let the day pass by without acknowledging the effect he has had on my life, my love for cats, and my choice of a career.
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