Few people in this world love another person unconditionally. With a pet, however, this is the norm. Pets don’t hold grudges or plot revenge. They’re sad when you are sad, and they are happy when you are happy. Most people consider their pet a best friend – and it is no wonder why.
When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...