“Children dance all the time if they’re allowed to. We all do. We all have bodies, don’t we? … As children grow up, we start to educate them progressively from the waist up, and then we focus on their heads. And slightly to one side.”
I want to thank you with my whole heart for your article on cats and patting them when they are eating. It is helping me save my cat’s life right now.
We found our sweet, 6-year-old baby girl swallowed something, it is still stuck in her but luckily we got her to the vet with enough time to have a real chance at saving her life. After two rough days at the vet and many IV bags and X-rays later they sent her home to spend the night here. They hoped being with her human mommy and daddy will help, and I was charged with one task… to get her to eat. I remembered your article and did something I never thought to do, I patted her while coaxing her to eat. To my great amazement it worked! I was able to get her to eat something for the first time in over four days. Tonight we will pray that the foreign body will pass naturally and eating is going to help. If not tomorrow she is back to the vet and will have a surgery.
As insightful and sweet your stories are I never thought an internet group on cats could change a family’s life… but you did. Thank you all for the great work you are doing.
2nd Chance for Pets has a multi-layered message to communicate. There are millions of homeless pets whose lives are in danger; 2nd Chance focuses on the plight of those who lose their homes because the owner has died.
I wrote a short tagline that the nonprofit used on the home page, “If you find it hard to think about life without your pet, imagine your pet’s life without you.”
The founder ran with it. She used the concept as the emotional “hook” for a short educational slideshow that makes pet owners aware of the issue, and urges them to learn more about how the organization helps owners make lifetime care programs for their pets.