Once in awhile I receive an e-mail from someone who doesn't like cats, or has allergies or some other condition that prevents having them. I alway feel sorry for them because of the unique soul-expanding experience they're missing. I'm so grateful to have cats in my life that I can't imagine life without them. I truly believe that if there is a Heaven, it has to include cats.
Thanksgiving Day is the time set aside in the United States for reflecting on the things in our lives for which we are thankful, and my cats are always pushing at the top of the list. Although I had cats in my teens, it wasn't until I met my husband-to-be in high school, that I acquired a passion for cats, which remains to this day.
Here, then is my tribute to some special cats I'm thankful to have known, on the occasion of Thanksgiving in the U.S. You will also be able to post your own Thanksgiving tribute to cats you have known and loved, with a form linked from this article.