Sunday, September 11, 2005

Meet Jerry Rice, the craziest little 2lbs around. Jerry has been entertaining everyone with his antics - shadow boxing, chasing bits of fur across the floor, taking swipes at the dogs as the walk through a room.

I know that you can't replace a lost pet. One of the stories about Hurricane Katrina that continues to break my heart is hearing stories of pets that had to be left behind - of little kids who were told to set down their dogs in order to board an evacuation bus. But I think that if you're an animal person, you have to have them around you. My mother loves animals, so much so that she can't go to the Humane Society or walk near the animal display when she goes to the pet store for dog food - it breaks her heart to see them without families. This is why we got Jerry so quickly - because the best way to show how much you care for your pet is to continue to show that love, even after the pet is gone. Now they get to shower Jerry Rice with all the love that they had for Jupiter.

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