...and more than enough to make me cry. In my mail today was an
envelope from Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine,
Feline Health Center. I opened it to find a personal, hand-signed
letter that reads:
We learned of the loss of your cat, Merlin, through a very
thoughtful monetary tribute made to the Cornell Feline Health Center
by your friends at the Cat Care Hospital in your pet's memory. We are
sorry to hear about Merlin's passing, for all of us who are involved
with pets know how dearly they are loved and how quickly they become
true members of the family.
Though Merlin is gone, we hope you will be comforted through the
knowledge and significance of this pledge, which will help the Center
continue seeking to improve the health of cats. There certainly could
not be a better way to preserve the memory of your beloved pet than
this meaningful tribute.
Donald Kirk Personius
Office of the Director"
Cat Care Hospital is/was Merlin's "regular" vet (not the
cardiologist). I'm surprised, and touched. I know Dr. Baxter thought
Merlin was a special boy, but I suspected he said that about all his
This has made my day.