1/1/2007 - 5/22/2020Sissy was a calico colored cat who spent the first 11 years of her life living with intense second-hand smoke and developed terrible lung disease and obesity. Her owners no longer wanted her and we rescued her and adopted her. She lived her last 18 months with us. Although we saved her, in return she showered us with love and affection. I have never experienced such affection in an animal. At my side more often than not, curling up with me whenever I laid down for a nap on the couch, and just being a sweet, loving member of the family. In the end her lungs were just giving out and we did what we had to in order to make sure she did not suffer. We greatly thank Lap of Love for helping us through this difficult time.Alan BierDuluth, GeorgiaMay 24, 2020
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Sissy was so lucky to have you to make her last few years filled with love and care. She was a sweet kitty!Jennifer Alterman - June 10, 2020
Dear Betsy and Alan,

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Sissy. How very fortunate she was to be with a compassionate and loving family to spend the remainder of her life with.
Sissy knew that she was finally safe and truly loved. She will be missed💕
Joni Steinberg - May 29, 2020
I remember when mom brought Sissy home - she called me and said "I did something. Don't tell your dad". After 5 months of seeing Sissy living in a cage at our vet's office just waiting for someone to take her and give her a loving home, my mom couldn't take it any longer. She brought Sissy home "for the weekend" to give her a change of scenery. Needless to say, she never went back.

Since then, Sissy became a part of our family, giving us sweet purrs, special cuddles, and unconditional love. She was an incredibly affectionate cat always wanting to be near one of us, most especially when she could curl up in our laps for an afternoon snooze.

It pains me that the early years of Sissy's life brought her so much suffering. I am thankful to my parents for giving her such a wonderful home where she could live out her last few years in peace and comfort surrounded by people who loved her. Sissy brought our family so much joy - we will miss her dearly.
Maxine Bier - May 24, 2020
Dear Betsy & Alan, Howard & I are very sorry for the loss of Sissy. It is so touching that you rescued a sick animal so that she could live the remainder of her life in a safe, loving home. You both are so kind & compassionate & we love you!Patti Lifland - May 24, 2020
I have so much enjoyed caring for Sissy the last few years. She was a sweetheart to all and I will miss her greatly, as I know her family are. Alan and Liz gave her the best home and care she could have received and I know she was so happy every day in their home for her last few years. She was one of the most friendly and sweet cats I have known in my 14 years of pet sitting and I am sad that she has departed from our world, but glad I got to know her in her last year.Jennifer Carpenter - May 24, 2020

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