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Zoe, Neil Gaiman's Cat

I've been following an absolutely sad story for the past week about an ailing cat named Zoe. As she happens to belong to bestselling author Neil Gaiman and his family, posts made by Neil and other members of Zoe's family have been read and shared and cried over all over the web. Visit Neil's journal.

It is obvious that you were loved, Zoe, and you will be missed. I enjoyed hearing about your antics from your humans' blogs.

To those who knew her: I'm so sorry for your loss.

The reason I'm sharing this is not to make you sad - goodness knows I'm about to cry myself, and thinking of my cats - but to inspire you to hug your loved ones, especially the quadripeds. If you are the giving sort, I hope you will share these charitable links and notes with others:

Lorraine's request: "Many people have asked if there is anywhere to send something in her name. We would ask, if this is what you want, to send donations in Zoe's name to Great Lakes Bengal Rescue. You can Paypal to All $$ go[es] to saving Bengal cats, who are unwelcome at most shelters. Zoe wasn't a Bengal. But she had the heart of one. A heart like a Leopard. Loyal, loving and true."

Autographed Neil Gaiman & Zoe Portrait taken by Kyle Cassidy up for auction on eBay: "Proceeds will benefit City Kitties and an as yet undetermined cat rescue group in Minneapolis near where Zoe was found as a kitten." Bidding ends on January 29th, 2010.

Thinking of adopting a pet? Please go to your local animal shelter and save a life.
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