How do they know?

It amazes me how animals can sense when we need their comfort.  The other morning, I awoke from a very vivid dream feeling disoriented and sad.  I must have jumped slightly as I came into consciousness because my cat Gus, who was nestled up against my arm, with his head on my shoulder, wrapped his little paw around my arm as if to tell me it was going to be OK.


I want to know how they know.


Because they clearly know when their humans need a little comforting.

And they’re happy to oblige.

Sometimes I take for granted just how precious they are…

…and then I discovered that a little furry someone left me a couple of tootsie rolls on the bath mat instead of in the litter box.

Nothing is perfect, but these little muffins come pretty darn close.

Y’all come back,


12 thoughts on “How do they know?

  1. Our dogs always know too. Some more so than others; individual animals have varying sensitivity … just like people. But they always know if you’re sad or in pain.

  2. Aww. I was having a complete breakdown the other day over a family issue..laying in bed sobbing. I opened my eyes after a few moments and there is my cat sitting about 2 inches from my face staring at me with what I would call a worried look. She sat there and then curled up with my arm and started grooming me. It did make me feel better, pets are family and they are the best!

  3. I just looked at your latest twitter picture of Gus on the towels. I’m not sure why you were upset – he was sitting with his matching white hairs facing the towels!

  4. They sure know how to comfort. The rolls on the bath mat are a way to tell you something is not right in their world. Maybe don’t like a smell by their litter box…just a thought.

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