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A Great Pet is a Good Fit

Maggie. Ian Young

“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.”-James Cromwell (American Actor)

The best part of being a pet owner is the undying loyalty you receive. A pet does not judge you. It shows you unconditional love. A great pet is like a comfortable shoe – a good fit.

As I live in an apartment in an urban centre, my precious Maggie is perfect for my situation. She has adapted to our home, adapted to my challenges with my mobility, and has shown me love I never expected! And it is reciprocated: I make sure she is in good health by regular veterinary visits, a healthy diet, routine walks, and twice a year a stunning grooming!
What I receive is a feeling hard to explain. No matter what kind of day I am having, she brings me joy. It is almost like she is empathetic to my feelings.

When I am bedridden with an ailment, she is right by my side. I often say, “Nurse Maggie to the E.R.” and she snuggles beside me.

We are very fortunate to reside in a pet-friendly building, so the interaction with other pets and owners is positive. She has loads of friends!

I often say, “Love comes with four paws and a tail!”

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