Today our black cat reminded me how comforting the presence of an animal is. I had asthma as a child and spent many hours in bed with a vaporizer. My cat Mitten (who I was not allergic to) would cuddle up with me and purr.
Many nights I went to sleep to the comforting sound of singing and purring of my cat. Batman, our black cat, reminded me this morning how comforting that sound can be. It brought back warm memories of long ago when the sound calmed me, comforted and helped me breath at a slower rhythm.
Animals add so many wonderful things to our lives. They add entertainment and companionship, acceptance and unquestioning love. I thankful for the furry family members I’ve known over the years, they’ve added their share of smiles and tears to my memories and will never be forgotten
Cherry Coley (c).