Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life has been radically changed. -Ralph Waldo Emerson.
I'm not overly find of cats, but growing up I had a black cat named Whiskers. I got her at the age of 4 and she died when I was 21. She got sick suddenly but held on until I could get home from college and say goodbye. I missed her a lot in the beginning and think of her every time I see a black cat. I ♥ you Whiskers!