I have always lived my life with animals by my side. They have provided me with comfort on sad days, joy on other days and always companionship.
You’ll find when I walk down the street, I silently greet every animal I pass, be the puppy with his owner, the elderly cat that is always on the same window sill or the magpie as she catches food for her babies. I love working with them and sharing a connection.
The ability to return some comfort is a small gesture I can do in return for all they have collectively given me.