Mum and I are close. Very close.
But you all know that.
So here is Mum to tell you that it doesn't matter if you are single and don't have a Valentine this year.
Well, love isn't just romantic love, is it?
You can love your parents, grandparents, children, friends and of course, your darling PETS!
In fact, the love between pets and humans can be very strong indeed. Some might say it's the strongest.
HERE IS MUM TO TELL YOU WHY.
"My darling Athena is my Valentine because I feel complete when I'm with her. And I can't say that I've ever truly felt like that with anyone else (human).
Ever since the day we rescued each other in July 2011 we have taken care of each other.
When I'm down, she knows it and tries to make it all better. She sticks by me, purrs and makes biscuits on me. How soothing for the soul is that! I don't think anything else can compare.
We kiss and cuddle all the time throughout the day, and neither one of us feels smothered. If Athena doesn't like it I can sense it and back off for a while. But most of the time she loves her mummy's kisses and cuddles 💕
Cats are great for someone like me. A human with depression and anxiety. Athena really helps to reduce the stress I feel most days. When my mind is gripped by yet another beastly negative thought - usually that I am a loser and don't have a future - I've learned to bring my thoughts back to the present and focus on the moment. Just like a cat.
Yes, cats are experts in 'mindfulness' aren't they?
Athena has the loudest purr and I love to put my ear close to her so I can feel that magical vibration and hear the sweet music of the soul that seems to heal every bone in my body and every panicky thought in my unquiet mind.
She makes me feel loved and needed. For example, I know that I can't stay in bed in the morning because my little one needs feeding. And as every cat parent knows, you don't need an alarm when you have a cat!
I trust her. I don't need her to tell me anything. Her thoughts and actions speak loudly to me. It's like we exist in our own little world, or on the same spiritual plane, so far removed from the insanity of human life, with its materialistic shallowness, greed and desire to destroy everything on this planet. All this stuff simply overwhelms me and I regularly need an escape.
And what better way than to escape into the world of cat.
Where I find nothing but pure true love.
And I wouldn't have it any other way because you can never be lonely if you have a pet.
So go on, adopt your furry soulmate today and experience the true meaning of love!"
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