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Purr Therapy. It’s a thing.

Dec 07, 2018

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This is Hemmie, my newest Purr Therapist. 

I’ll share his rescue story in a separate post, but for now, I just wanted to share something with you that’s really been on my mind as I’ve watched Hemmie integrate into our family.

If you’ve read this blog or my Facebook feed for longer than five minutes, you know my wife Cheryl and I are zealously passionate about cats, particularly rescuing cats, and have a number of feline family members as a result. What you might not know though, is that we are among the 87% of cat lovers who agree that our fur babies have a major positive impact on our mental and emotional well-being.

I really credit Cheryl for opening my eyes. I’ve always loved animals, and was raised to love and respect animals. When I met Cheryl and her cats 27 years ago however, she opened my eyes to a whole next level. As we joined forces to rescue cats from all manner of injury, abuse, and abandonment, I discovered more than the good feeling of being a rescuer; I learned that as much as I was giving, I was also receiving. Rescuing is great, but cats really do return the favor.


One of our fur babies, who has since passed on, was named Moz. He’d been shot in head at 6 weeks old when we fostered and cared for him, unsure if he would survive. He did and we had our 1st Foster Fail when it came time to return him to the shelter we volunteered at instead adopting him into our family. Moz and I had a special relationship since I had to do daily care to treat his open wound and watch over him. Every day, he would crawl up on my chest, stick his head under my chin and purr loudly and fall asleep. I could feel his purr on my chest and whatever stress I had would leave. We had a bonding time that I miss to this very day. 

There’s something therapeutic about cats if you allow yourself the undivided attention for them they can really give you something back.

There is a specialness with cats, if we allow ourselves the chance to receive it.

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