Today has been stressful. Very stressful. And I’m keeping it off my blog. Which is hard for me. However it’s the best thing to do for all parties involved. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.
The relaxing part of my day, besides laying in bed day dreaming this morning, was therapy. Times two. Both Thomas and I had therapy today. And since I’m a part of Thomas’s therapy, I in effect had 2 hours of therapy today. That’s a lot of therapy.
One of the central focuses of my therapy, aside from stress, worries and money, was Tiny Cat. She came up in Thomas’s therapy too. The central theme being we are all happier with her around.
They say pets can improve mental health. I believed it but I never really saw it first hand.
It is my opinion that Tiny Cat is the ray of sunshine this family needed. She has become someone for Pat to cuddle. Someone for the boys to play with. And she has become both for me. When I can catch her I give her a good nuzzle before I release her. And when I feel like crawling around on the floor like an idiot, she is usually willing to play a game or two. I’ve also discovered when I have her distracted during a game, I can usually pet her a couple of times before she catches on to what I’m doing and backs away.
Ok, so she hasn’t totally decide she is willing to love me. I can deal with that. She isn’t my cat. She is Pat’s cat. She literally scales Pat to get and give love from him. And that’s great. She is at least willing to play with me and that’s awesome for me.
Petting animals lowers your heart rate. It soothes you, calms you. Playing keep away is a potent anti-depressant. Don’t believe me? Find the closest kitten and any sort of string. Or a pencil works too. Anything, really.
Active interaction with animals does and will improve your mental health. So give it a try!