January 21st 2011 4:09 pm
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Here is my memorial on Facebook:
.by Gina Grone on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 8:22pm.
A year and a half ago, I drove a kitten named Charlie to Illinois so he could go to a rescue that would take care of him. He had tested positive for feline leukemia, and those kitties are very hard to get adopted. We had very few options for him.
Between myself, my friend Stacie and my new friend Donna Birch, we found him the perfect home with two wonderful ladies who weren't afraid to take on a cat with feline leukemia. They already had a fe-leuk cat, and he and Charlie became fast friends.
Charlie lived an extraordinarily happy life until yesterday, when he died from his condition. His adopters say their lives were better for having him with them, even for such a short time.
A lot of people thought I was a little nuts and wondered why I would go so far to save a cat... Well, I know people who have driven farther and longer to see a concert or a game or to go shopping, because it gave them pleasure and made them happy.
You know what? Saving Charlie made me happy. He mattered, and he deserved every effort that was made for him.
Love you, Charlie. You got your wings yesterday, now go play.