2/18/1997 - 2/26/2014I wanted a cat for as long as I can remember, but my mom was not having it. In lieu of getting a cat, I was given a cat figurine, cat picture, or cat stuffed animal for every special occasion. On my 8th birthday, my dad was assigned with the task of distracting me while my mom set up a surprise birthday party. My dad took me to PetSmart to look at the kitties available for adoption as my "distraction." The woman hosting the adoption event at PetSmart had me sit down, cross-legged on the floor, and handed me an itty-bitty black and white kitty. My dad said the moment he saw my eyes light up when I held that itty-bitty kitty, he didn't have the heart to say no. I will never forget the state of ecstasy I felt when I became the owner of my very first kitty. I named the kitty Sox because I was obsessed with Socks Clinton, the First Cat of the time, and my kitty had the same white paws.

Sox has been apart of my life, (and the life of my family), for over 17 years. Today was her last day. We were fortunate enough to give her the kind of good-bye she deserved. Dr. Christine came to our house to make Sox comfortable and help her on her journey to her final resting place. Sox left us while laying in her favorite chair with all the comforts of her home. I'm so thankful for those 17 years! We, my mom, dad, sister, grandmother, aunt and friends, loved you Sox. You will be missed immensely, and never forgotten! Thank you for being such an amazing part of our family!
Tracy TroyAlexandria, VirginiaMarch 2, 2014
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It is never easy to say goodbye to a pet especially one who has been a part of our lives for 17 years. I am so thankful I got to spend the better part of the 17 years with Sox. She had a unique personality. She adored Princess ( our border collie) when we first brought her to the house, and seemed to get along better with dogs than other cats. Sox was my best buddy when I was living in SC.

I wanted her last days here to be comfortable, with family, and feel loved. I will truly miss her, but feel like we did her the greatest honor by letting her go before it was so painful. Tears flowed, kisses given and memories of her will always remain. Sox will never be forgotten.
Patti Troy - March 3, 2014

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