Yes, I've just been "midwife" for our cat. Only one kitten so far. Nice to watch the birth, slightly worrying when the kitten didn't seem to know how to suck, but it soon learnt it. The mother didn't need a "midwife" for any practical help but she sure needed a lot of stroking and comforting!
Wow - worth checking the details carefully. Just before Covid started, we were planning to take the kids to Disneyland. Now three whole years have passed and the oldest one is maybe getting too old for Disneyland. Still, there are lots of other things to do there. Wonder if the British Food Store is still open so I can get some Marmite?
THE HUMAN-ANIMAL CONNECTION
Animals have been known to connect with humans in ways that fellow humans cannot, and we love that about them! Have you ever seen a service dog tirelessly care for its owner, or a kitten cuddled up with a napping toddler? Every pet owner understands the satisfaction of caring for an animal and in turn having that animal care for them. The benefits reach far beyond loyal companionship. Many animals regularly encourage us to get outside in the fresh air and exercise, they teach children responsibility, and instill in us a nurturing temperament.
For some people having an animal by their side is more than just a joy, it is a necessity. They may find that a pet can provide the needed emotional support to carry on meaningful, productive lives, when they would otherwise not be able to do so.
Medical professionals have seen the benefit and have prescribed emotional support animals to patients with both physical and emotional disabilities. Companion animals are often brought into hospital wards to put a smile on the faces of patients and to lift their spirits. The effects of animals on our emotional and physical wellbeing are undeniable. While we may not completely understand how these animals are able to touch our lives in such profound ways, it is something we have come to rely on.
HK opening up for visa runs. From a Cathay Pacific spam:
"Hong Kong SAR Goverment removes mandatory hotel quarantine
From September 26th, passengers traveling to Hong Kong will only be required to go through three days of medical self-monitoring at home or in a normal hotel."
Thank you Cookie for the information on Mactan Island, it sounds like no power or internet yet. The Expat had to leave because the brother in-law in the compound was threatening to kill him, plus he had some minor I think health issues that needed to be addressed.
Now this same brother in-law is blocking people from visiting his wife within this compound, he can't even contact the PNP or Municipality because nobody seems to be up and running.
Mr Mike do you still live in Ellijay, Ga. i am going there in Aug to visit a Navy shipmate a WO4 he lives in a log cabin home back in the woods have been there 3 times as it not far from Anderson SC where i live