7/16/2010

Earlier in her life, Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak and her husband lavished time and significant amounts of money caring for dogs through mishaps, chronic conditions and ultimately the cancers that would take their lives. Here, she details the thinking behind her ultimate decision to pass on two kittens with FIV, determining that the animals weren't the right pets for her busy, active family and opting instead to adopt a healthy stray kitten.

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