Anyone else find that their pets' empathy makes some symptoms more bearable?
There have been days this last year that I'm not sure I would have gotten out of bed if I didn't have to take care of them. They're great! They listen to me talk (Very sympathetic!), they lick my face when I cry, they make me laugh & put up with me when I'm in a bad mood!
My daughter always said I have more pictures of my dogs than I do her! Well..... there are 3 of them! LOL
Here is a funny for anyone that has ever had to give their cat a pill. It is Hilarious....Now I just put the pill in a little food and Bingo . but this funny sounded like me a few years back. He HE
Take care all.........Kim
> HOW TO GIVE YOUR CAT A PILL
> > 1) Grasp cat firmly in your arms. Cradle its head on your elbow, just as
> > if you were giving baby a bottle. Coo confidently, "That's a nice kitty".
> > Drop pill into its mouth.
> > 2) Retrieve cat from top of lamp and pill from under sofa.
> > 3) Follow same procedure as in 1, but hold cat's front paws down with
> > hand and back paws down with elbow of right arm. Poke pill into its mouth
> > with right forefinger.
> > 4) Retrieve cat from under bed. Get new pill from bottle. Resist
> > to get a new cat.
> > 5) Again proceed as in 1, except when you have cat firmly cradled in
> > bottle feeding position, sit down on edge of chair, fold your torso over
> > cat, bring your right hand over your right elbow, open cat's mouth by
> > lifting upper jaw, and pop the pill in -- quickly. Since your head is
> > by your knees, you won't be able to see what you're doing. That's just as
> > well.
> > 6) Leave cat hanging on curtains. Leave pill in your hair.
> > 7) Now pull yourself together. Who's the boss here anyway? Retrieve cat
> > and pill. Assuming the "who's the boss here anyway" attitude, open cat's
> > mouth, take pill and... ooops!
> > Crawl to the linen cupboard. Drag back on large beach towel. Spread
> > towel on floor.
> > 9) Retrieve cat from kitchen counter and pill from plant pot.
> > 10) Spread cat on towel near one end with its head over long edge.
> > 11) Flatten cat's front and back legs over its stomach. Resist impulse
> > flatten the cat.
> > 12) Roll cat in towel. Work fast. Time and tabbies wait for no one.
> > 13) Resume position 1. Rotate your left hand to cat's head. Press its
> > mouth at the jaw hinges like opening the petals of a snapdragon.
> > 14) Drop pill into cat's mouth and poke gently. Voila! It's done.
> > 15) Vacuum up loose fur (cat's) and apply bandages to wounds (yours).
> > 16) Take 2 aspirins. Lie down.
> > 17) Cat walks past, gives you "that" look, and spits out pill while
> > disappearing through the catflap.
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I think the cat's purr is the most addictive sound know to man. I can't live without it.
Our furkids are amazing. I have two cats who are spoiled rotten (yes I have issues). We're talking SPOILED....they have their cat house decorated at Christmas time spoiled.
Our pets do know and they are intuitive......I think animals have learned to rely on their intuition more than humans do. Believe me when I tell you the cat would meow at me if it was past my bedtime and snort and give me dirty looks. From a cat?!
One of the cats adopted me as her person. She is the animal that curls up beside me when I'm not feeling well, she keeps my toes warm when they are cold and greets me with an amazing look of contentment when I need a smile. They know. What would we do without them?