Cat lover

Dear Queenie,

  Recently I found out that my cat has a medical condition that requires me to give her medication a couple of times a day. When my mother found out she said maybe I should have the cat put to sleep.

  Queenie, she has a cat of her own so she should understand how I feel. Why would she say such a thing?—Cat lover

Dear Cat lover,

  Not everyone is willing to take such devoted care of a pet, and your mother said what she said before thinking about how you might feel about it – if she even understood how you might feel. Try to forgive her.

  And I wish you and your cat good fortune.