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Rescue Kitty in Kuwait Thrives on CANIDAE

By Julia Williams

Nowadays, online shopping has made it possible for people in nearly any country to feed their pets premium quality food like CANIDAE. We recently received a delightful story from Walter, an American who is currently living in Kuwait.

Walter has a pretty kitty named Pilly, who was just an itty bitty stray when she was rescued from the streets of Kuwait. Now she lives a great life, eating nutritious food and being spoiled by a man who clearly adores her. Wouldn’t it be great if every kitty in every city worldwide had such a wonderful life?

We loved Walter’s story about Pilly, and thought you might enjoy it also.

From Walter: “I have been living and working in Kuwait at an American military base since August of 2005. I got the cat when my coworker had to leave Kuwait. He found her when she was 2 weeks old and crossing a busy street by herself, and it was 110 degrees. She is about 2 1/2 yrs old now, and she is my boss. I am the pet in this household!

My cat’s name is Pilly. Let me explain. I have maids from India; the company pays for them, so I say OK. Anyway, I showed the maids a tiger on the TV when I was watching NatGeo. I told them that in English, it’s called a tiger. They told me that in their language, Telegu, it’s poolly.
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Months later, I had the cat given to me and when the maids came into my place in the morning, I said ‘Look, a poolly!’ My cat was about 6 weeks old at the time. She was still very tiny, and I fed her with a baby bottle. The maids laughed and said ‘No, poolly means big cat and pilly means small cat.’ So I decided to call my cat Pilly, and my maids do, too.

I was feeding her another brand, but she got fat and wasn’t very healthy. I bought a bag of the CANIDAE Grain Free PURE Sea with Fresh Salmon food for Pilly. She loves it! Plus, she has lost some weight and she acts differently – she acts HEALTHY! She also looks very healthy! Now she is beautiful. Thank you, and my cat thanks you.

Pilly loves to sit and watch the happenings down below from the balcony, where she has a prime viewing spot next to her feeder filled with CANIDAE.”

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Thank you, Walter, for sending us such a cute story about your beloved cat. Pilly is adorable, and we’re so glad you rescued her — and that she rescued you right back!

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What is the True Worth of a Pet?

By Linda Cole

I once had a coworker who felt it was her duty to chastise me for rescuing stray pets and giving them a temporary home while I tried to find their owner, and then a forever home if their owner couldn’t be found. The money I spent on their vet care and food was beyond her comprehension. After months of complaining, one day she said “That’s stupid to spend your money on those cats and dogs. Just think how much money you’d have if you got rid of them.” She had no idea what I spent on them because I never talked about it, but it was what she said next that made me blow a gasket. “Just dump them in the country. No one will know.” I won’t repeat what I said to her, except to say she got an earful on what I thought about her suggestion. She had never been a pet owner and I knew I would be wasting my breath trying to explain something she couldn’t comprehend.

To me, all animals have worth and it has nothing to do with money. They are all living beings and have a right to life. To ignore a lost/stray pet that needs help with food or finding a home is not something I can do. Also, if I found a wild animal that needed help I wouldn’t hesitate to do what I could for them.

I realize the true worth of a pet is different for everyone because we don’t all have the same kind of relationship with our pets. For many of us, though, our pets give us a reason to get up in the morning. They can make a rainy day seem sunny and bright. Pets have a contagious enthusiasm for life they pass on to us, if we’re willing to take it. For other owners, their pet plays a limited role in their life and can easily be replaced. To them, it’s “just” an animal.

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