Love Your Pet Day is Feb. 20

The story of Eppie and her special name


Eppie, my beautiful cat, is almost 8 years old according to the shelter where I adopted her from two years ago. When I was in high school, we were required to read Silas Marner. (Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe, by George Eliot, was published in 1861.) In the book, the little orphan girl was named Eppie. I loved this name and never forgot it. I even wanted to name my youngest daughter Eppie; however, that wasn’t to be. So, when I got this cat, it was my chance to finally have my Eppie. Submitted by Dolores Pietz, Virginia, MN.

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