Sometimes just one happy thing can make up for a long, tedious, “want to kill everyone in my path” week. You know how you have those weeks? Yeah, well. My sanity has been reinstated by a small, fluffy, four-legged stranger. If only everything about life was this easy. We spent but a brief time in my backyard together as I kept him warm and
sheltered snuggled and hopefully, not afraid…and then his parents came and I discovered my newfound friend was somewhat of an escape artist. Oh, such a dagger to the heart. Here I thought he was a lost soul. Then again…perhaps, just perhaps, he’s sort of like Batman. Instead of simply escaping, which really, just trivializes his amazing capabilities, he answers the call of those in need of a cold nose, floppy ears, and a waggly tail to brighten their day – or maybe (and I’m just spitballing here), he uses his profound cuteness to adorabalize his target into submission – to sap their deep, if temporary, desire for inflicting an “Earth shattering kaboom” on their fellow-man – some of their fellow-men at least. In which case, he is indeed very, very good at his job, I must say.
There really should be a chain of “recombobulation centers” where you could go in, pay a nominal fee, and get to play with puppies, kittens, or just pet them for a while. Many’s the lunch hour where, say for $5, I could be a much better human being in the afternoon if I spent that hour with a lab or Great Dane.
There is a cat cafe in Brisbane (a commute, I know) and I believe there is one in Norway (also a bit of a trek) where you can visit and cuddle cats, but there IS a dog cafe in LA (perhaps a bit closer to you?) where you can visit and play with dogs and even adopt them. I cannot give a review of the place as I’ve never been, but I do know they only deal with dogs from kill shelters (thereby saving lives) and that all dogs at the cafe are up for adoption. But you do not need to go there with the intent to adopt, you can just go for some cuddle time. While they do admirable work, I don’t believe they are a nonprofit (at least not yet).
Dogs are walking miracles.
They are indeed.
All animals may be magical in one way or another! I like volunteering at the shelter or visiting friends with pets, then that is just enough! xo
You’re a woman after my own heart! I agree, animals are indeed magical. I love visiting puppies and kittens at the shelter and helping with them (their care, socializing, etc.) because then I get them “out of my system” and don’t feel the need to get yet another one! 😀