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Jim, our two cats are certainly 'landed gentry'. They eat well, get great medical care, are kept warm and safe, and have lived very long and happy lives. What their true 'social class' might be has never crossed our minds. Both were 'found' so we never attempted to trace their family history. One we 'saved' when a car hit him and we fixed his broken leg and the other was on 'death row' at the County Animal Shelter. Even though everything that is statistically significant is probably not true, based on your post we are going to try to feed them more, improve the places they sleep perhaps with a silk blanket or two, and provide them with even more 'healthcare' which is certainly going to increase the stress they experience because cats do not very much like to 'hang around' the places where they get their orifices inspected and shots given.

The bottom line is, however, we do want them to live longer so we will 'pay them more' . . . . one of them is 16 and has cancer and the other one has a 'wire' in his leg and limps a bit from his auto accident.

Perhaps our slogan should be, 'compensation can save lives'. With the modifying phrase, "give more compensation, it is good for you".

Wonderful response, Jay! Wish all rescued creatures could land in a place that treats them so well. You reminded me that's also the treatment our rescued non-pedigreed dog gets; but canines seem to appreciate lifestyle improvements more than felines. Maybe people come in similar flavors, now that I think about it. And perhaps we just care more about those we save.

To be honest with you, Jim, I was struggling to find some sort of response to your post. Then one of our cats 'hit me up' for a 'food dish replentishment' and the response became clear. All in fun, anyway.

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