This handsome fellow is Trent – which is technically my neighbours cat but we have adopted him after his owner got a dog which made Trent a little bent out of shape. Trent has been my constant companion over the last few weeks while I’ve been going through a very difficult time. He doesn’t say much, a few meows here and there and he’s not super affectionate but he has sat with me and kept me company.
He’s listened to all my problems, let me mush and cuddle him when I need some love and all he asks in return are a few pouches of Whiskas and some posh cat biscuits. I’ve never had a cat before, and my beloved dog Spooky used to lick my tears when I was upset. Cats deal with trauma in a slightly different manner but it’s just as affective. I could sit and watch him for hours while he washes his face with his paws, it make me feel like we are kindred spirits. His quiet, non-judgemental calming manner has been a godsend and has enabled my brain to start working properly again.
Mankind may be able to create medicines but animals are truly magical!