JAYNE Dawson asks why do we have pets (YEP, April 18).
Well, it must be to keep us company, amuse children, to love them, to show off, or kick them when we are in a mood, for starters.
My cat is 12 (like 60 as a human) and, in four years, we will both be 89 and she would be lost without me, and me almost vice-versa.
As Jayne had her sister’s cat dumped on her eight years ago and her sister will be visiting her soon, she is worried that the cat might recognise its previous owners, so, if that’s not a touch of jealousy, it means she still wants the cat, otherwise why wait eight years, when I would not have waited eight weeks before returning it to it’s genuine owner (eight hours, if it was a dog)?
At eight years of age a cat is reaching retirement age and you make allowances for this, so woe betide Jayne’s other half in old age, if her cat is getting on her nerves already.
A HAGUE, Leeds 9