What would it take for you to give up a companion you’d had for 15 years? Sadly, all it took in my case was a “special deal” (I sure hope it was a good one!) on an apartment in an independent living facility that has a no-pet policy on upper floors. With what everyone knows about the beneficial effect on seniors (not to mention their pets!) of staying together as long as possible, you’d think that those policies would disappear. Well, that’s my short sad story, but the good part is that I’m healthy as can be (but still come with Free Vet Care for Life), gentle, sweet, and although at times shy (especially now!), I’m a peaceful spirit who’s ready made for a quiet home and a welcoming lap.