Re "Life lessons from McKitty" (Viewpoints, Jan. 12): I read that column and want to let Margaret Bengs know how much it inspired and helped me through a very hard time, the death of our family cat.
We lost our 18-year-old white Persian kitty, Hershey, last Saturday night and it was devastating to me and my brother. My grandfather gave me the column from The Bee and after reading the story, I realize he may have died, but I will have many memories of my kitty for the rest of my life.
So, I have decided, when I get sad, I will eat a Hershey chocolate kiss and look in our backyard and see the daffodills Hershey is helping grow on his grave. He will be in my heart forever.
Thank you, Mrs. Bengs for making the loss of my kitty a little bit easier.
-- Lauren Boyce, age 12, Rocklin