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Cat gets a puppy

Cat is a bright and happy young girl who always has a smile.  Despite the challenges of having cancer and learning to walk with a prosthetic leg she has a very positive outlook.  Her wish for a puppy was carefully decided and after doing some research she selected a Standard Poodle, known for their obedient and friendly demeanor.  Cat specifically wanted a female with black fur and chose the name Scarlet.

A reputable breeder was located by Make-A-Wish who had two puppies for Cat to meet.  At about five months old the puppies were full of energy!  One wore a green collar and the other a purple collar.  Of course she loved them both but felt a connection with one as each has their own personality.  The “Green Collar Girl” was selected and the whole family was in love!

Cat’s puppy wish was officially presented the weekend after school let out for the summer.  Mom and Dad are excited for Cat to spend the summer break learning how to care for her new puppy.  Her sister, Claire, age 12 will also be a big help.

Her special wish day began with a stretch limousine ride to Petland Orlando South.  The staff greeted Cat and her family with cheers as they entered the store.  Now it was time to shop!  The knowledgeable staff took Cat and Scarlet down each aisle and helped her pick out toys, grooming products and all of the essentials for a new puppy.

Make-A-Wish volunteers, Ken and Marty, set up a beautiful table with balloons and Cat’s favorite snacks, red velvet cupcakes, cookies and old fashioned Coca Cola soda bottles.

After a full day the family expressed their appreciation and said farewell as they drove off with the newest member of their family. A very special wish granted!

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