The Cat Companion storyI've been a friend to cats for nearly all of my life. From the age of 10 I have loved and lost some of my closest friends and companions.From Tiger, Mitzey, Kelly, Smokey and Bandit to my two loyal and loving companions Minnie and Jemima, who teach me more and more everyday about how to be a good cat owner and carer.After more than a decade in advertising, I really wanted to put more of my energy into the animals I love. As a first step I decided to become a Veterinary Nurse to learn more about keeping animals, and especially cats, happy and healthy.As well as completing my Veterinary Nursing qualification, I also completed an Animal Studies Certificate at Taronga Zoo, where I learned more about wild animals and of course the big cats, having spent 6 months in the carnivores section.I spent two weeks of my South African honeymoon at an animal rehabilitation centre in Hodespruit where I got to spend time with servals, cheetahs, meerkats, caracals and lots of other gorgeous and adorable cats.Somewhere in amongst these furry adventures I formed Cat Companion, an organisation that I now manage. We started in the eastern suburbs of Sydney in 2009 and cover areas from Vaucluse to Maroubra. We ahve also recently opened in the Sutherland Shire, covering areas from Slyvania to Grays Point and surrounds. If that sounds like something you're about too, say hello.Claire.