‘My Dad Who Hated Cats’ By Betty Silberman

Raised by European Jewish immigrants, my loving parents were highly traumatized post WWII. Living in the back of our little grocery store, survival was paramount. Introducing a young cat into the mix was not something my father would ever tolerate. The cost and distraction would simply be too much for his frayed nerves. But one summer day, I bring home one such creature, and all hell breaks loose. when I bring home a rescued kitty. What ensues is truly a remarkable evolution from animal hater to devoted cat father.

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