I am so sorry to hear about your stepmom. I will keep her in my thoughts. I vote for at least suggesting the idea of a dog, maybe an older dog — already trained, not much work and eager to be loved?

We are going through a tough time at home right now. We are also fostering a litter of kittens. My husband and I were sitting in the living room and the kittens were bouncing off the walls, chasing one another and knocking everything over. I said to him, While I agree it’s crazy to have this many cats you gotta admit, it’s nice to see happiness scurrying around.

He agreed.

Pets can do amazing things for the soul.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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