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Reader Stories: How I Became an Accidental Cat Parent

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It's amazing how many people who formerly preferred dogs, or just plain didn't like cats, became 'accidental cat parents.' Cats often have a way of tiptoeing into your heart when you least expect it. Perhaps a cat appeared outside your door on a rainy night. Or you went to an animal shelter to adopt a dog, and a paw reached out of a cage to grab your sleeve as you passed by the cats' area. Did a child (or a spouse) come home one day with a cat, pleading "Please, can we keep her?"

Share your story of accidental cat parenthood here. Perhaps your story will convince other holdouts of the value of cat parenting.

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Describe the details of meeting your first cat.
Describe how this cat made a believer out of someone who previously didn't care for cats.

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