Therapy Kitty

There has never been a cat
Who couldn’t calm me down
By walking
slowly
Past my chair.
~Rod McKuen

Few things are as relaxing as scooping this little guy up, draping him over your shoulder, and resting your head on his warm side as he purrs contentedly in your ear and pads your back with his paws. Or simply petting his sun-warmed fur as he naps in the sunshine. Some people have therapy animals, and while this may be unbelievable to some, I assure you that there are definitely pets who have an incredible healing power. Remi is one of them. Through all of life’s ups and downs, all the chaos that occurs on a regular basis, all the worry and wonder, all the uncertainty, Remi remains constant. I’m here, he says, as he curls up on your lap. Pet me. Love me. Breathe.

And suddenly, all is well with the world.