An elderly lady gets a very special birthday gift

Harley the cat meets Lillian who is celebrating her 103rd birthday.
@Deepizzaguy (11324)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
April 22, 2018 6:51pm CST
Lillian Grant, 103, who is currently living at the Ridgeview Gardens Assisted Living in St. George Utah was asked by Debbie Presland who is the administrator what Lillian wanted for her 103rd birthday present. Lillian wanted a cat to be her companion since her previous cat named Sammy passed away a year ago. Debbie contacted her brother Joseph Harradine who is animal services officer at the St. George's Animal Shelter to find the cat to replace the departed Sammy. The cat that the animal shelter settled on was Marley, 9, who was sent to the animal shelter after his previous owner moved to an assisted living center that does not allow pets. The catch was if Marley and Lillian were not able to start a friendship, the shelter would find another cat to replace Sammy to be Lillian's pet companion. Both Lillian and Harley have become great friends. Lillian named her new companion Marley Sammy since she misses her previous cat after his death.
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• India
23 Apr
That's very nice to know and glad she got a good companion now
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@Deepizzaguy (11324)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
23 Apr
That is a very good birthday present.
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@JohnRoberts (52068)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Apr
She will get comfort from her new cat friend.
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@Deepizzaguy (11324)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
23 Apr
Cats make wonderful companions.
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@kobesbuddy (40512)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Apr
This is a precious story, with a happy ending:) Marley got to move into an assisted living home, after all! LOL
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@Deepizzaguy (11324)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
23 Apr
That is true. Both parties come out winners.
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@kobesbuddy (40512)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Apr
@Deepizzaguy After all, what chance does a 9 yr. old cat have, to be adopted? Everyone wants a kitten!
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@Deepizzaguy (11324)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
27 Apr
@kobesbuddy That is true.
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• United States
18 May
103, wow. A very pleasant post.
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@Deepizzaguy (11324)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
19 May
My pleasure to share it on this site.
@JudyEv (118544)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Apr
What a lovely story. I'm sure Lillian will be thrilled to have a new pet.
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@Deepizzaguy (11324)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
26 Apr
Me too since getting a new cat will make her life better.
@Hannihar (29497)
23 Apr
@Deepizzaguy That is such a nice birthday present. I am so glad they hit it off because they both could use an companion right now and they have each other.
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@Deepizzaguy (11324)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
26 Apr
That is true.
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@celticeagle (117158)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Apr
How nice of the administrator to do this for her.
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@Deepizzaguy (11324)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
19 May
It really nice of their part.
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