I think that everyone has anxiety gnaw at the frayed edges of their nerves at some point or another. And if not, then they will sometimes feel crushing disappointment or gut wrenching sadness.
And where can we always turn in those difficult times?
I have a cat and because he is deaf he can be a bit of dick sometimes. And yet he brings me so much peace when I’m struggling with life.
But even if we don’t have a physical animal to hold and to stroke, even pictures and videos of animals seem to calm us and make us smile. There is a reason that the internet seems to have been invented for the distribution of cat videos. It’s because they are necessary to our survival.
This is a public service announcement-style post, so other animals that you can turn to in times of distress are: dogs in shoes, pandas in any form, baby elephants and most monkeys.
You are welcome.