Mina, My Cat

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Meet Mina, my cat.  Mina started life as a kitten in a house full of large dogs, four, to be exact.  When she turned two, the family decided that they had too many pets, and they turned “Gemini” in to the SPCA.  Mina was devasted to be taken away from her family and put in a cage, so she was fostered out.

Enter me.  I was looking for a cat on the website Petfinder.com, where I found a cat that got along well with large dogs, such as my Labrador Retriever.  I went to the foster’s home and the cat took to me immedately, curling up next to me for a nap.  It was a done deal.  I brought her home, changed her name to Mina, and she and my dog became best and devoted friends.

That dog has been gone for a long time now, and I’ve had Mina for 14 years.  So, she’s 16, and she’s very sick now.  She has thyroid disease, gall bladder problems, and jaundice.  As of today, she’s on steroids and anti-nausea medication.  I’m keeping up with her thyroid medication, too.

Mina can expect perhaps two to six more months.  She sleeps with me every night.  I miss her already.

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