29 Jun '11, 9pm

Angels Among Us: The Kitten

Angels Among Us: The Kitten

Sometimes it takes a tragedy to wake us up. This is how it was for me. The searing pain of living with the knowledge that I could have saved a little innocent being but walked away instead has haunted me my whole life. But it also changed the course of my life. It was twenty-five years ago and I went along with my sister to visit her friend’s pottery studio in the coastal town of Half Moon Bay where I lived. Up on the fence was an abandoned kitten, sneezing and shivering. She said she was hoping someone would come along and take care of her. I secretly wondered why she wasn’t taking her in but didn’t know her well enough to suggest the possibility. Being a life-long lover of cats I yearned to take her. The resistance was to my (then) husband who was allergic to and hated cats, always a bone of contention between us. In those days I was a total people-pleaser, afraid of roc...

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