Grieving the loss of one of our kitties.
What is it that drives us to anthropomorphize our pets? I suppose to some degree it’s human nature. We’ve been doing it for thousands of years, really. Many of Aesop’s fables revolved around talking animals. Most recently, think of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, or even Margery Williams’ The Velveteen Rabbit. I wonder about that
Niban is my cat – about 15 years old. We have three cats and two dogs (and a bunch of fish), and Niban is the queen of the house. We got her from the shelter, or rather, she chose us, about 12 years ago. We were in the shelter, and I knew I wanted a