Always, tell the other BS! Always!
"It's hard to be in love when you can't tell lies"!
The cat in the picture above, Eva, is why I am still alive today. That's not melodrama. Twice I seriously contemplated suicide, to the point of kneeling on the floor in the dark holding a syringe loaded with enough large animal euthanasia drug to kill an elephant. Twice she came and found me and distracted me out of it. She was the most gentle, loving cat I have ever seen. In her entire life she never growled once, never hissed once. Following D day she slept next to my head every night without fail. When i woke up with nightmares she would be there. She would break the silence between my wife and I with unbelievable miaows (you have to hear a burmese cat to believe it), which would make us both laugh and break the ice. She would jump all over each of us if we were arguing.
She lived 1 day short of her second birthday, the day after I told my counsellor I thought I was finally going to be ok. I think maybe Eva's job on this world was done.
I hope she is waiting for me somewhere, so I have the chance to tell her just how very grateful I am for everything she did for me in her too short life, how acutely and deeply I felt the pain of her passing, and how much I truly loved her. She was my "once in a lifetime" cat, and I will never forget her, or forget how incredible she was. We have new cats now, and I love them, but Eva was and always will be, my rescuer.
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He gradually warmed to her, said he didn't know a dog could be so nice. What he had never admitted to me until a few years ago was that he was frightened of dogs, having been attacked by some as a child. I don't think my lovely labbie has an aggressive bone in her. She's bottom of the pack, way under the cats, and just emanates love and happiness to anyone she meets, and any other dogs, cats, rabbits etc!
And so good during relate. Long walks, distraction, and giving off that feel-good factor all day everyday has been great for us. And H has not only lost his fear of dogs, but has turned into the biggest dog-bore I know