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You might be a dog person, or you might be a cat person. You might be both. But whatever side you fall on, you'll always have common ground with someone else that your best mate is a pet.
There's no shame in it, either. It's just life.
Have you ever experienced the bittersweet rollercoaster of meeting a dog in the street, falling more in love with it than you've ever been before, and then becoming all upset because you realise you'll never see it ever again? That's just God's way of telling you to go and get one.
Dog lovers tend to believe, that because cats are lazy, almost grumpy by nature, that they're evil. But they're not, they're as good companions as dogs are.
Bear the cat proves this.
Scott Ewels, Bear's owner, was deeply saddened when he learnt of the death of his beloved cat.
The feline sadly passed away after being hit by a passing car while out on an adventure with his brother Teddy.
As you'd expect, Scott was beside himself, but there was someone else who was upset too, a stranger who'd also become a good friend of Bear's.
A neighbour posted a note through Scott's door asking if Bear was okay.
"Dear Owner: I'm your neighbour, living in 4. I'm also your cats' close friends as they (2 cats) are used to coming to my room everyday," the note read.
"But one of them, a bigger one has disappeared for two weeks. Is he OK? I'm so worried about him. He is so lovely and always touched my heart. Wish he is fine."
Credit: Scott Ewels
Scott was rightly moved by the note which made him realise that Bear was loved by not only him.
"I wrote a note back to number 4, and posted it straight away, even as it was late in the evening," Scott told The Dodo.
"I mentioned that Bear had passed away, and was so glad that he had brought joy to their lives too. I included my email address, and she has since emailed us with pictures of Bear and Teddy in her house, and stories of their adventures with her.
"He really made an impression with our neighbour. She rehearsed her university thesis to him and she had no one else to talk to. It makes his death even more poignant.
"She is now coming over tomorrow to visit Bear's grave."
What a fitting tribute to Bear.
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