From the July 2018 magazine.

Purrrrfect solution

When I was still drinking, having the responsibility of taking care of a pet was the last thing on my mind. I mean, really. Spending money on food and healthcare to keep a pet happy and healthy, when that money could be put to better use buying more liquor? Unthinkable! So I lived alone with my alcoholism.

When I came into AA, I initially got sober attending meetings held in a sober house. One of the “residents” there was a small cat that was friendly to everyone. He used to go from recovering alcoholic to recovering alcoholic seeking attention. He’d often end up in my lap because I would give him the attention he wanted.

-- Jim B.

San Marcos, Texas

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