For me, my cat, Yeti, is more than just a pet, he’s one of the most important parts of my life. Truly. My 3 kids often joke that he’s the favorite child, to which I reply, “He’s definitely in the top 4.” Yeti has been such a huge presence in our family for many, many years and we could not be luckier to have him by our side. He has been my constant sidekick while creating DNA is Love. He’s been ever present at my product photo shoots, a somewhat willing participant in DNA swabbing and a constant companion through all the ups and downs. I could not be more grateful for this sweet, sometimes moody cat and the joy he brings to our family.

Yeti was diagnosed with early kidney failure this year which I can’t even talk about. I was pretty sure he was invincible. It’s hard to imagine life without him and I want to enjoy all the moments I can. How grateful I am that I was able to preserve his DNA and keep it in this picture frame which will always have a special place in our home. Although it will never be the same as having him here, it will always be a living reminder of the memories we’ve shared. Like I tell my kids, “Your brother is forever memorialized!” To which they roll their eyes, but deep down I know they care deeply too. There’s something about knowing the ones we love can be with us for a long, long time.

DNA is the blueprint of life. It makes us who we are. It connects us to a greater whole and continues on long after we’re gone. I’m so glad I have this part of Yeti with me. He will forever have a huge part of my heart and will always be the one who stuck by my side. Literally.

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