I'm anticipating some new beginnings as well as life as usual: hoping to share many more stories, feelings and experiences with my fellow bloggers. I so appreciate your postings, your comments and your amazing life perspectives.
If you have noticed I have been blogging -- and commenting on your blog posts -- a little less lately, it is because of new developments in my writing career that are, temporarily, taking most of my time.
The publisher is calling the book PURR THERAPY: WHAT TWO THERAPY CATS TAUGHT ME ABOUT LOVE, LIFE AND LOSS.
This book -- one I've wanted to write for a long time -- is a memoir about the two cats who worked with me from time to time in my private psychotherapy practice in Los Angeles. Timmy and Marina were unusual cats -- as friendly with strangers as with family, quick to comfort and to soothe. They were both rescue cats that I adopted by chance when I wasn't looking for a cat. Both worked with me at different times in my practice with patients who requested animal-assisted therapy to deal with depression, anxiety or relationship conflicts. Both were also beloved companion animals and members of our family. And both Timmy and Marina died young, like angels lent for a limited time: Timmy of melamine poisoning in 2007, Marina from leukemia in 2010.
The third bit of news is my new website: drkathymccoy.com
And in the meantime, I wish you all the best of everything in the New Year!