I wrote in an email to a friend today, and without thinking typed, “Like you, my animals have come to mean so much to me, and like you my heart grows skwishier by the day because of them. Isn’t it funny? Exposure to humans made me harder, more untrusting. Exposure to critters made me happier, softer and skwishier. Warmer”
I just dashed it off, but the more I think of it, the truer it proves to be. People equals heartbreak, kitties equal happiness.