The power of a purr


Meet Polly, my baby :-).

One weekend last October, I decided to get a kitten. Although I’d grown up with cats, I’d never had my own but for some reason it felt right – it was a completely spontaneous decision.

Although I’m single, I wouldn’t say I was lonely, but I’d felt for a while that something was missing from my life, something I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Once I got Polly though, I realised immediately. It was the feeling of being able to give unconditional love, the feeling that a living being needed me and I hadn’t experienced that for a long time.

I’ve always been a very sociable person with many friends and interests but having Polly has grounded me and made me more mindful. It’s also made me think about how I choose to spend my time. Consequently, I stay in and write a lot more now and I no longer feel the necessity to go out just because it’s a Friday or Saturday night and it’s what everyone else does. Polly even helped me win my first NaNoWriMo, something I’d tried several times before, and I’ll be forever grateful to her for that!

4 thoughts on “The power of a purr

  1. Polly’s definitely a cutie! I know how special those “friends” of ours are, and that they do, indeed, help us when we need it most–even NaNoWriMo! It will be fun to watch Polly emerge into that wonderful mature feline, but for now, we’ll enjoy her kitten hood! 🙂

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  2. Delighted to meet Polly. What type of writing do you do? Flash Fiction, novel, short stories? What genre? From the writing on your blog, I think I would most likely also love the rest of your writing.


    1. I do mainly short stories and flash fiction (& the odd article too). I managed to win Nano in November so have a rough draft of a (very poor) novel to edit now! Thanks for the encouragement, Lisa. I very much like the look of your blog too & look forward to reading your posts 🙂


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