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By Lauren Sandford

Pets are the best of companions! They cheer you up when you feel sad, listen to your stories as well as your troubles, and above all, they are always there for you. What’s better than cuddling with your dog or your cat? Though I have to say, I am slightly biased. After being a dog owner for as long as I can remember, I’d always wanted a cat of my own! And on my seventeenth birthday, my mom, my sister and I took a trip to the local animal shelter to pick out a new kitten, or rather, a new addition to the family. That evening I came home with the smallest, cutest and funniest little orange kitten! But unlike Will, the energetic orange cat in Tiny Owl’s story Will & Nill, my own cat Toby is definitely more like Nill. At around five years old, Toby is fat and lazy, and his favourite activity (besides eating) is sleeping. Regardless of his habits, I still love him to pieces, and he adds something special to my family. Take today to spend quality time with your pets, to show them how much you love them. Whether that’s taking them on a walk, giving them their favourite treats, or simply letting them do what they love — even if that means sleeping.


Happy National Pet Day!

  • A review by Outside in World: A great book to look at the characteristic of cats
  • A review by UKSLA: Will & Nill portrays simple truths whilst probing the deeper questions.


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