You’ve got a friend in me

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What would our lives be without a best friend?  During my life, I've had many best friends, starting with Brenda in third grade.  Our mothers and teachers decided we should not be in the same classroom for the fourth grade.  My high school best friend was Kathy, who had the most beautiful blue eyes I had ever seen, up until the time I met my son's girlfriend (now my daughter-in-law).  She could give Kathy a run for her money in the blue eyes department.  Kathy and I were inseparable. One of my current best friends lives in Nashville, Tenn., and we rarely see each other, but we can pick up the conversation like we were never apart. 

I have never understood people who don't see pets as friends.  During our years in animal rescue, First Husband and I have had so many dear and wonderful canine (and yes, feline) friends.  We value them all, even those who have passed on to Rainbow Bridge.  I mentioned earlier that our pet cemetery gets bigger every year.  For those of you not familiar with the bridge, I'll print it here for you to enjoy, and as you read it, please think of your 4-legged friend:

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. 

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