I know there are many people out there who just love their cats so much and totally spoil them and do everything they can to look after them well...
Here are some ACTUAL stories from people I know on the things they have done for their cats...
My friend arrives home to see their apartment building on fire. His first thought... his cat. He ran into the building, ran up 8 flights of stairs through the smoke (the fire was on the sixth floor) and grabbed his cat and a backpack to put him in to keep him safe. Luckily the fire was contained to just two apartments. My friend's apartment, all his belongings and most importantly, he and his cat, are all safe. But he gets many gold stars from me for running into a burning building to get his cat out to safety.
Another friend spent RM 6000 on chemotherapy for her cat who had cancer. She lived an extra 3 years because of the treatment, which was all worth it for her.
My Mum's friend found a cat here in Malaysia. A warung cat. When she had to move back to New York, she took the cat with her. The following is from an email she sent my mum recently about her cat..
"Our Malaysian cat had a rash on her neck so we decided to take her to the vet. We put her in her carrier and off we went in the car. A few days later she came down with a cold; sneezing and runny eyes. It lasted about a week. She's fine again and the rash is also gone. We forget that she is a Malaysian tropical cat who doesn't like the cold. She has two electric beds in the house so she can stay warm without problem, but we really need to be careful about exposing her to the outdoors in winter.'
Not bad for a Malaysian warung cat huh?! Now living in New York with not one but two electric beds all to herself !!!
This is someone my brother new. He was living in Brazil with his wife when they decided to move to Malaysia. A few months before leaving, a stray cat appeared and wouldn't leave. They felt sorry for it, fed it and though they tried really hard not to let it into their lives, this cat eventually started sleeping in their bed. When the time came for them to move to Malaysia, with a heavy heart and very reluctantly they gave it to a friend and came here. Within just a few weeks, the wife was depressed and crying because she missed the cat. Can you guess what the husband did?
He flew back to Brazil to bring the cat to Malaysia.