Thursday, January 12, 2017

Beautiful #Feline Dreamer--#Cats This Week by Karen Rose Smith

Research has shown that petting our feline and canine friends can lower blood pressure and have a calming effect on our stress-filled bodies. Since Halo has joined our family of feline rescues, she has also provided another stress reliever for me. While any picture of a sleeping cat can have a calming effect, Halo is a truly unique and a beautiful sleeper. She is a picture of complete peace and repose without the complexities of every day life igniting sparks of unrest that interrupt her sleep. 

Watching her serenity and unusual body positions has brought me many moments of inner quietness and overshadowed daily stresses with a gentle smile.

Considering Halo's history, much of which we don't know, she has become a calming force in our home. After appearing on our patio for the first time, it became obvious that she had chosen us to provide her furever home. 

Although she was pregnant and suffering from malnutrition and chronic colitis, we made the decision to bring her into our feline family and nurture her through her pregnancy. It was a long process and, at times we feared we were fighting a losing battle. But we (and she) persevered and she has become a loyal family member who never seems to forget her past and show her appreciation for the home we have provided. Yes, at times she can be stubborn and persistent (especially when she is hungry), but we are as appreciative of the lessons in motherhood and faithfulness that she has taught us as she is for the family that we have given her.

So enjoy the pictures of our beautiful sleeper. They truly depict a feline deep in dreams of serenity that have replaced the nightmares of her past.          


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USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 97th novel will be released in 2017.
Karen and Paddy

Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens.  And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.

Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below. 

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1 comment:

Deborah Blake said...

I love these pictures. I've been feeling really stressed, and sleeping kitties are some of the best medicine. I'm so glad that Halo is in your family.