When you move countries there's a lot that you have to leave behind, family, friends, places and sometimes, pets. I miss my kitty! He was getting on in (cat) years and we left him in good hands when we moved but I miss having that furry little guy around the place, best listener (didn't talk back!) and great cuddles. (I choose to ignore the amount of fur on everything and the occasional scratch.) The cat acquired us but then became part of the family. My husband prefers dogs so we will probably find one to suit us down the track.