In Purr Therapy, psychotherapist, Dr. Kathy McCoy shows readers how two special therapy cats, Timmy and Marina, not only changed her clients' lives, but also taught her lessons about life, love, and compassion. I loved reading the clients' stories and seeing how these two special kitties helped clients grow. I also enjoyed reading about the antics Timmy and Marina used in therapy sessions to distract distressed or angry clients and the compassion the cats showed to sad or anxious clients.
Dr. McCoy also talks about Timmy and Marina as companion animals and eloquently expresses what she was feeling before, during, and after both cats' untimely deaths. The emotions she felt before, during, and after her kitties' deaths were very validating for me; I felt comforted knowing that my emotions surrounding Jewel's death aren't uncommon. Additionally, Purr Therapy provides a few tips for coping with the grief one inevitably experiences after the death of a beloved companion animal.
I believe anyone who loves cats, has an interest in animal-assisted therapy, or enjoys reading about how cats can impact lives will love this book. I don't typically read books a second time, but I plan to read this book again in the future. It's truly a heartwarming read.
You can learn more about Dr. Kathy McCoy on her website.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of Purr Therapy free of charge to review. Receiving a copy of the book did not change my opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.