January 25, 2013

My Cat Has AIDS

Ricki Lewis, PLoS Blogs


AP Photo

Juice was an impulse buy.

It was early July 2003, and we were headed to the mall for a gift for Carly, about to turn 15. We parked near a bus equipped as an animal shelter.

Inside, kitten-filled cages lined the walls, except for one, which had a large, orange and white cat stuffed into it. Carly made a beeline for him and the attendant hoisted him out and handed him over.

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TAGGED: Pets, HIV, AIDS, Cats

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