For many years, I lived with a cat named Anuket, 20 years to be exact. She was quite an amazing little creature, much more powerful than her small size might lead you to believe. We lived through many things together - eleven different homes with a multitude of human and animal roommates, several moves across the country, big life changes and many hours of snuggling - and shared a deep and loving psychic connection as well. She was wise beyond the seeming limitations of her species and died peacefully at home with me at the age of 22.
In the five years since her death, she has appeared in many of my dreams, often accompanying me on a dangerous journey, helping me stay in the moment, or reminding me of my strength. She is always a comfort and a guide, and I wake up feeling that I’m not alone. She taught me many things when she was alive - how to be strong like a queen, especially as you’re getting older, how to embrace your nature, as well as when to relax. She is still with me to teach, guide, and protect me. Our beloved animals are often deep, spiritual allies, and our relationships with them, timeless.
I am a psychotherapist, writer, artist, and dream teacher in Boulder, CO.