Saturday, December 31, 2022
In Memory of Glenn Padgett. Dad loved animals, especially cats. We always had five or six as I grew up; they found us. Our veterinarian told us we had a neon "sucker" sign on our house visible only to cats. Smokey was Dad's constant and I mean constant companion. They both really struggled when dad had to go to a memory care center. Smokey was inconsolable. My stepmom put some of Dad's shirts on the furniture and that helped but he died a few months later. He was 18 years old but we think it was because of a broken heart. My stepmom found a stuffed animal that looked a lot like Smokey and Dad thought it was real. Woe to the person who didn't treat it right.
Julie Marshall: Chester, VA