Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fuzz Therapy

One thing that never fails to cheer me up is animals, especially my own. When I'm feeling down, there's nothing better than cuddling with a warm, purring cat. I call it Fuzz Therapy.

Animals have such simple lives. I want to be a cat in my next life, lying in sunbeams and sleeping all day. Plus, nobody minds if you're overweight. (Although, we do call my fat cat some silly nicknames. She doesn't understand we're making fun of her weight.)

They are so easily entertained. Dangling a ribbon for one of my cats makes her fight so hard to catch it that she actually snorts! My dog loves if you cover her head with a blanket. She turns into my "Bed Shark," biting at the covers, chasing hands and feet.

I think animals have a sixth sense that tells them exactly when we need some fuzz therapy. As a young child, anytime I out sick from school, our cat would curl up with me on the couch. These days, my dog will come cuddle with me and a cat will perch nearby. I wonder if they have any idea how much they help.


  1. I love animals too,and I'm glad that I get to dog-walk my neighbor's dogs because I don't have my own.

  2. I have a 1 and an half years-old little dog and he's not the cuddly type - he wants to play all day or sleep all day, that's what he wants! :) But every now and then, he comes and lays next to me, one paw over my knee and his head over my legs. I think he knows when I'm not feeling well and choses carefully his moments to cuddle and give kisses.

    Or, another good thing with dogs, you can always to for a long walk after a bad day. It helps me to relax and forget about the negativity for a while. Maybe you should try it too and see if it works for you?
    take care

  3. Kindamixed up - So true. It always makes me feel good to walk the dogs on a local trail. Just walking helps clear my head out and enjoy the simple things around me, like the sunlight filtering down through the trees or the smell of budding flowers!