Cats

How and Why Interacting With Our Pets Makes Us Happier and Healthier

How and Why Interacting With Our Pets Makes Us Happier and Healthier

While those of us who own pets have always known they make us feel much happier and healthier, the good news is that science is finally backing up our claims. Whether they are helping us feel less depressed, sleep better, or actually working with us to ensure we have lower blood pressure and cholesterol, the…..

Living Well, Dying Well: Remembering Billy

Living Well, Dying Well: Remembering Billy

One week ago today, almost exactly to the minute as I'm writing this, I helped my cat Billy transitioned to the non-physical. He had been getting progressively ill for a while, and he finally let me know he was ready to go. He was 17…..

Loving Animals Enough To Let Them Pass Through our Lives

Loving Animals Enough To Let Them Pass Through our Lives

Happy Valentine's Day! What a wonderful day to celebrate and toast the wonderful relationship between animals and humans! People, at least those people in my immediate world, love animals and will…..

Pet Grief: The Sound of Being Alive

Pet Grief: The Sound of Being Alive

Today is the 17 year anniversary of helping my first animal pal, Pookie, transition over. You can read more about our journey together here. As I said in that post, I learned a lot from Pookie. And thankfully, I keep learning…..

When Ignoring Your Intuition Doesn’t Work

When Ignoring Your Intuition Doesn’t Work

Billy is the one with whom I most experience bad mom syndrome. It’s not that I’m a bad mom, it’s that I am still learning to listen to him, especially in situations where I feel scared and intimidated.

The Cat’s Meow: A Call for Help

The Cat’s Meow: A Call for Help

Once I became aware of Billy’s specific requests and changed my way of being, the difference in Billy was magical. Within a couple of hours, Billy was acting more like his loving, adorable self than he had since we left Minnesota. Harmony was restored.