As an adult, Nancy had a cat named Squeaker, also aptly named. Squeaker was her best friend and confidante for many years. When Kirk came into the picture—allergies and all--there was never a question about who would have to adjust. In addition to her own animals, Nancy is a champion of a variety of animal causes, particularly Best Friends in Kanab, Utah and Exotic Feline Rescue in Rosamond.
Even though her Alzheimer’s disease had significantly impaired her ability to function with the full spectrum of her considerable abilities, her love of animals remains strong. Whether it is the ducks and geese in her beloved Polliwog Park, the rabbits that populate the gardens of her neighborhood or “Smudge,” the rescue cat who lives down the block, we are all joined together in wanting her back with us. We continue to be deeply indebted to the many, many people, both known and unknown to us, who are playing such a critical role in our ongoing search.
George and Joan Paulikas, Nancy’s Parents