Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Purr Therapy Review

Because I had heard so many great things about Purr Therapy: What Timmy & Marina Taught Me About Life, Love, and Loss, I was thrilled when I received an opportunity to read and review it for Fur Everywhere. I can honestly say that Purr Therapy is one of the best cat books I've had the opportunity to read!

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. 

16 comments:

  1. Definitely one of the best cat books ever. So glad that you enjoyed it too :)

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  2. TW says I’m responsible when she’s sad or anxious so maybe she needs a different cat.

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  3. I didn't know about this book but will have to check it out. I love cat books, and especially books that are informational.

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  4. Sounds like a great book and a good gift for someone suffering through the loss of a kitty.

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  5. This sounds like a really awesome book!

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  6. Sounds like a pawesome book!

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  7. guys...thanx two yur mom for thiz awesum ree view...we will hafta chex this book out !! ♥♥♥

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  8. Sounds like a good read!

    Noodle and crew

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  9. The mom is putting this book on her list of must reads!

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  10. thanks for sharing this!

    Debby in Arizona
    http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

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  11. We will have to find a copy to gift meowmy with sometime.
    Thanks fur letting us know about it!

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  12. nice work you are doing so far, fantastic work Lost and found

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  13. Sounds like a good book which I should look up. In 2 weeks it will be 2 years since Eric left us but we still find it so hard to accept.

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  14. great review!! For some reason I think this is in my pile of books to review but can't remember! lol

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  15. I bought this book recently after reading about it on a few other blogs. I'm about halfway through and loving it!

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  16. Mommy checked it out of the library some time ago. She thought it was a wonderful and thoughtful book, and she would recommend it to anyone!

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