Several times this week I have sensed that all three two-legged members of our household have needed some specific love and encouragement. I make sure that I position myself at the start of the day within pat range of Mum or Dad when they are having their morning quiet time.

Later, usually towards bedtime, I sometimes go a step further, and put my paws right up on their lap, standing on my hind paws. (You see the advantage of having four legs rather than two?)From there I proceed to worm my way onto someone’s lap. You can’t believe how what deep union there is between us!

I am so happy to put my gift of tactile encouragement to such good use. How about you? Try and give someone some a special hug this week – it may be just what they need!