Much has been written on the therapeutic advantages of animals. I’ve now experienced it firsthand and can tell you it’s all true.
Recently, after encouragement from a friend, a letter from my doctor, and my kind fellow residents who voted yes, I rescued an abandoned kitten and brought him home.
I ask myself why I didn’t do this earlier. I know the answer, too. I didn’t have the strength while undergoing chemo to consider it and take the necessary steps to make it happen. If you’re ill and already have a pet, you’ll appreciate the particular kind of sensitivity they bring. Then there’s the distraction of their silly antics. There’s nothing like the bubbly joy that comes from watching kitten tumbles, chases, pawing a reflection or simple soft purrs of pure contentment.
I’ve been so fortunate to be the recipient of consistent care & love. Now, I’ve been enjoying the opportunity to be the provider too.
Here’s some of my joy during the first 6 weeks my little lion, Aslan, & I spent together.
Some of the pics are sideways – sorry. I gave up figuring that out. #choosingmybattles
Also see this video on “kitten therapy”.