How animals help us heal

I love my cat Leo. He came to us two years ago from Tony La Russa's ARF Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek California. It's a remarkable place where rescued animals live a very nice life before finding a good home to go to. He wasn't my first choice as he was older than some of the other ones I was interested in. When I entered his big glass enclosure he was immediately able to connect with me. This cat was not afraid of a stranger and I fell in love with him then and there. Animals have a remarkable ability to help us come back to feeling at home again. They accept us exactly as we are and they ask very little of us beyond food, water, shelter, a good walk, and a little love. This feeling o