Mensch — the world’s most affectionate cat.  I adopted him in 1992.  I was 24 and I remember thinking, “I’m going to have this cat ’til I’m FORTY,” which seemed like an impossibly old age to be.  Here I am, 41, and Mensch is still by my side, purring.


Ollie, the quintessential Golden Retriever — happy, energetic, friendly, gentle.  He is my first dog and because of the joy I have found in his companionship and in taking long walks with him, I have vowed to have a dog for the rest of my life.