Friday, July 5, 2013

The Love of a Pet


     I can verify that this caption is absolutely true of both the dogs and cats I've been the owner of. They say 'touch' is very important to a healthy soul.  My cat, Tiger, loves to be near me or just to have her paw on me.  When I came home from the hospital in 2010, all my animals wanted to be near me.  They surely told me in their own way, 'we missed you and want you well.'
     Pets are great for therapy, companionship and security.  They do have a stronger sensory system than ours and I believe they can sense when we feel bad.  They are people-pleasers and can often empathize better than some humans.  If you want to spend the day in bed, they are cool with that.
     I think God shows His love to us in many forms and that includes pets.  'All creatures great and small, the Lord created them all.'


  1. Agree. When I had pneumonia, stayed right beside me most of the time. When my wrist was broken and I couldn't do much after surger, the neighbor's cat (who lived at our house) sat on the head of the armchair while at least one dog sat in the chair with me and then, to cap it all off, David brought his bird in for me to watch and it all helped. I need to remember those times when the dogs get on my nerves on busy days. :)

  2. sorry, meant to say the Rat Terrier stayed right beside me most of the time.

  3. Amen to that
    debbie d.

  4. So true. I know that Harley senses when I am not feeling well, and she just lies there with me and sympathizes. And I do the same for her. How sweet it is to have that loving and loyal companion(s) who is always there for you....can't imagine not having my sweet, furry friend. Love you, T.