We lost our beloved 13 and a ½ year old cat, Beast, to a brain tumor in the early stages of the pandemic. We had adopted Beast from a shelter in Schenectady, NY, and though no one could ever replace him, we decided to check and see if there was a cat or kitten in New York City we might offer a loving home.
And then we found Bideawee, and their wonderful staff! We were immediately attracted to Bideawee’s 117-year history, and we spotted two bonded kittens pictured on the website. We fell in love at first sight with these two little babies rescued from a backyard in Staten Island, but we tried to temper our enthusiasm to protect ourselves.
"Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem." ― A.A. Milne
Animals can teach us so much about being better human beings. Perhaps we have a lot more to learn from them, than they from us.
This is a difficult time in this country and around the world. As we continue our lives in ways we never thought possible - socially distanced, isolated, and coping with a frightening pandemic; as we watch our nation struggle with the continuing racial injustice we have yet to solve, our animals remain by our side, providing comfort and unconditional love.