At 79 years of age I found love again in my Burmese cat

by Rod Villeneuve
(St Clair Shores 48080)

On December the 1st 2009, my significant other of 27 yrs passed. I became lonely and very depressed. I wanted company to love but my age (79 year) gave me worries as to keeping a kitten.

I made a breed search and subsequently a breeder search which led me to a breeder who had a 6 yr old spayed female. After 2 weeks negotiation and a 300 mile round trip I adopted a tortoiseshell, European Burmese.

She follows me everywhere and waits under the bathroom sink while I shower. She is constantly on my lap and sleeps in the crook of my arm.

She head butts me and noses my forehead. She loves to retrieve things. Her favorite object is the ring from a half gallon milk carton.

Sioux “Soo” is a joy to behold in my life.

And oh!..she loves for me to have visitors..


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May 05, 2011
by: Victoria

Your story is lovely. I suffer from epilepsy and severe depression and would not be here without my girl. She knows when I’m ill or sad and will sit with me patting my hand with her paw. Burmese cats aren’t like any other and my life is all the richer for having her.

Aug 09, 2010
To Rod
by: Ruth

It’s so nice to read how happy you and Soo are together,you must have been terribly lonely before she came along.
Thank you for your lovely uplifting story.

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Aug 08, 2010
What a happy story
by: Barbara

I’m so glad you and Sioux Soo found each other Ron, I wish you many more happy years together, you obviously love each other very much.

Aug 08, 2010
by: Michael

Hi Rod, I enjoyed your story. It shows how important our domestic cats are to us and how much they can help us through life. For that reason alone we should always respect them.

Thanks for sharing.

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2 thoughts on “At 79 years of age I found love again in my Burmese cat”

  1. Hi Rod. I can relate to your story because I also lost my spouse after 42 years of marriage and my husband I had taken in a stray Burmese cat 10 years ago. She absolutely adored my husband, followed him everywhere and loved to cuddle up and sleep with him. She has also given me much joy but especially now while I’m learning to live without my husband. I wouldn’t part with her for anything. I’m glad you found a new friend in your cat. They don’t ask for much and give back tenfold. Enjoy your cat and be happy!


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