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My Tail of Devotion for CNN

August 19th 2006 8:15 pm
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CNN--The Brave

As we approach the sad 5 year anniversary of September 11, 2001, I am reminded of how my magnificent cat CNN came to adopt me, and how much comfort she continues to bring to our family every day. In October 2001, I was, like so many other Americans, spending the nights glued to my television set, watching the horrible events of 9-11 unfold over and over again. One night around 10pm, I was watching the cable news network CNN, and I was depressed...thinking of how my home city of NY had been destroyed. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw some movement on the patio. A little cat, about 5 months old was watching me from the other side of the sliding glass door. I opened it, and in walked a precious four footed angel with tiger stripes and the prettiest emerald green eyes. She didn't have a collar, and her ear was clipped. She had obviously been a catch, fix and release cat from an animal rescue group.

CNN (stands for Cat News Network now) walked into my house like she owned the place. She has been my cat ever since. She is the most intelligent animal, and absolutely fearless. One night I was out working in the garage quite late, with the door open to the back yard. I saw a large grey animal dart by, with CNN in hot pursuit. Whatever it was (racoon? possum? Big Foot?), CNN was determined to protect me from it. It was easily three times her size.

CNN is always full of purr and she sleeps on the end of my bed like a sentinel. She has even come to tolerate her new cat brother Bob, and she tries to protect him too when they are outside.

Whenever I am feeling sad, or anxious, I think of my beautiful girl cat CNN. She spent the first few months of her life living on the streets, and she is not afraid of anything. She brings love and bravery to my life, and I am devoted to her forever.

I love you CNN!

---Your Human Mom, Jane


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