Sauntering in the literature of kindness brought us to Margaret Sherwood’s poem, In Memoriam - Leo: A Yellow Cat, which ends with:
Whisper some kindly word, to bless
A wistful soul who understands
That life is but one long caress
Of gentle words and gentle hands.
Our wish: that all pets could be blessed with the caressing life they deserve.
Do our pets help increase our sympathies for people and wild animals?
Margaret Sherwood (1864 - 1955) was a professor of English at Wellesley. For her complete poem, click here.