Thoughts and more thoughts and do cat have thoughts?

Fluffy asleep
Fluffy sleeping this morning

I was laying in bed this morning with Fluffy laying across my side purring and settling down for a snooze, after her habitual 5 minutes of head butting, meowing at the top of her tiny lungs and demanding to be loved, and she got me wondering… She seems so relaxed and chilled and happy, I wonder if cats heads are full of the thoughts that we sometimes get overwhelmed with?

I had been snoozing and considering all the things I aim to achieve in my life, to have a successful clinic or four or five where I can help make a difference in many peoples lives, writing my own biography as its been a bit of an interesting ride to get me to where I am today, writing for others, expanding my business to include support in other more practical ways, the groups I am in the process of setting up and planning, what am I going to do with the most recently completed diploma in clinical weight loss, whether or nor my husband had got to work safely, what a beautiful day it is and how much I’d love to take the day off and sunbathe, planning my day which will mainly be designing my website, then focusing on my clients this afternoon and this evening, writing a shopping list in my head, deciding that myseFluffy lf and a friend would make the best Pinky and the Brain pair ever, being thankful that minions were created because they always make me smile, recollecting my evening last night when I got to spend it with my three closest friends, all of whom trained with me; contemplating all of our journeys that led to today from when we met in 2009, between us we have experienced divorce, breast cancer, two diagnoses of fibromyalgia, two weddings, the care and death of two of our mothers, new building businesses and closed building businesses, new love, numerous house moves, living with the after effects of chemo, new jobs and working with our new realities and counting myself blessed that I have such amazing friends and that we always provide unquestioning support and love with no expectations just pure love and friendship, and my personal favourite, how long before my legs start working enough for me to get up! as I am one of the two in our group with fibro………

and Fluffy….. is she really just thinking about needing my love in the moment and is she really content just to lull herself to sleep to the sound of my heart beat as her purrs fall into pace with my breathing, or does she have a similar barrage of thoughts and feelings, I know one thing for sure, she never ever has a problem getting to sleep!

Welcome to my online world

My name is Ruth and I am a counsellor & psychotherapist based in Suffolk, UK, and this is my blog.

I share my home with my husband, Stuart who is my inspiration throughout all that I do, and it is only with his support that I was able to train and consequently am now able to work in the way that I do. I am blessed to have him in my life. Our home is never completely quiet we have 6 cats, a marine fish tank, 4 tropical fish tanks and my personal favourite tank which contains my musk turtle Hercules and my blue lobster Lobbie, and 2 outside ponds.

We love the tranquility that the fishes provide, even the gentle hum of the filters and their constant flow of water are soothing, our home is our haven away from everyday stresses and strains of the outside world, it is our sanctuary.

The only thing that occasionally disturbs this haven is our clowder of cats when they are being mischievous or on days like today when they are all inside and dotted on various surfaces to keep away from the rain, and the inevitable fight for the prize spot on top of the fish tank where its warm and cozy which happens as they take it in turns to be cat supreme!

I am looking forward to sharing my day to day thoughts and adventures of my many animals.