The Cats of Thistle Hill Author:Roger A. Caras "Why thirty or more pets? Because they are alive, and that is what living is all about. If animals didn't get into trouble as often as they do we would probably have fewer of them. Certainly every cat here now except one was given sanctuary. If you are not going to sustain life, what right do you or I have to own land? Land, even small parcels l... more »ike this, is the breast on which living things, plant and animal, wild and domestic, nurse. That is what Thistle Hill Farm and our lives are all about. And the cats know it.
"Perhaps having one or two pets is different from having thirty or so as we do, I mean in other than obvious ways. We don't view Xnard or any of the other denizens of Thistle Hill Farm as cogs or faceless members of a crowd. We still treasure every one and recognize their different needs and contributions.
"Every now and then there is one very special animal that crosses over the bridge in a way that is truly magical. That bridge, of course, is the one that spans the chasm that naturally exists between our species and all others. Animal people?animal lovers, why not??try to cross that bridge as often as possible."