Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 16. Day 106. Animal attraction

She's 86 but this morning she was giggling like a little girl. "Oh you're a little larrikin," Margaret laughed as Rumple licked, nibbled and climbed on her. It's no wonder nursing homes like to invest in therapy dogs. Just look at the joy a puppy can bring.
Margaret is clearly an animal lover. On the table beside her window seat Margaret keeps food for the birds which swoop in every morning and afternoon for a free feed on the window sill. When we first moved in next door to Margaret, there were always cats stopping by Margaret's for a feed. Her door was open to them.
So just after we brought Rumple home we took him next door to meet Margaret. She made me promise he'd come back regularly to say hi.
And I have. It's an arrangement that suits both of them. This morning Rumple decided to well and truly make himself at home. What a perfect way to start the day.

1 comment:

  1. So wonderful to see Margaret laughing and smiling. These animals have no idea how much joy they bring to our lives!!!! And the best part - they're cheaper than children