Guest Blog Post: Soulmates by Kevin Cooper

Writing can be lonely — unless one has a special friend — like a beloved pet! Do you have a soulmate who’s not human?

Author, songwriter, and avid movie goer and reader Kevin Cooper blogs from England. Two furry mates cheer him for all his endeavors…

Aragorn and Rico when Kevin Cooper and his wife first got them.

* * Soulmates * by Kevin Cooper * *

Our cats are our little soulmates. They bring us a wellspring of joy and happiness and are a huge source of comfort, well-being, and healing.

When we first got the brothers: Aragorn (grey) and Rico (black) at 6 weeks of age, Pat had just come home from hospital having had a major surgery that involved placing a rod in her ribs to support her shoulder blade which hung loose after the muscles around it had wasted away. Having them on the bed with Pat brought such comfort and joy to her.

Aragorn now.

It was only a few months later when I became really ill and bedridden myself for a few days, and I never forget it. Rico never left my side except for natures calls. Before that, he hadn’t really paid any attention to me at all. He was always far too busy exploring every little corner of the house so you can imagine my great surprise when he decided to spend all that time by my side. I know without a doubt that his presence had much to do with my swift recovery.

Rico is quite reserved and doesn’t take to visitors… He loves his privacy and doesn’t like any kind of change in the house. But secretly, he loves to play and loves to be loved. Recently he has taken to fussing a bit as well. I say secretly because no one else ever sees it.

Aragorn is a fusspot. Make up the bed, and he’s on their kicking up a fuss, and rolling around. He has to be in on EVERYTHING and will nosey up to just about anyone.

Rico now.

Whenever we go out, they greet us at the door, and Aragorn fusses… They want to know what we have in the bags, but more importantly, what we have brought for them. And so of course, we ALWAYS remember to get them something!

They are the most lovely of pets and while they do have their moments. (As do all brothers, I’m sure.) I absolutely love watching while they chase and play with each other. But my favourite times are those when they want me to get down on the floor and join them. Each of them has many a time stolen a stylus while I’ve been reading on my kindle or pen from me while I’ve been writing and ran away with it in their mouths to get me to play with them. And sometimes I get a good telling off if I ignore them for too long.

They are seven years old now, and we have been there for each other over the years and will be for years to come. They are a Godsend, and without a doubt, they are Soulmates.

About the author: Kevin Cooper is an author, songwriter, and avid movie goer and reader. He lives in England with his wife and two adorable cats. When he is not out with his wife at the movies or playing on the floor with his cats, you might just find him quietly sneaking away to write about the latest book he has finished reading. You can find out more about his books and music, and the books he reads on his website.

53 thoughts on “Guest Blog Post: Soulmates by Kevin Cooper

  1. That is so true. Our pets are our soulmates. They somehow emulate us. My dog whom I just finished giving a bath and now is wiping and rolling himself all over the carpet ( what a waste, now he smells like feet again ) is a God send. I never expected my dog to be part of our family so soon. A couple years ago, I saw a picture of a dachshund and fell in love with it. I started posting pictures of dachshunds on my fb page and a friend saw, and referred me to someone who bred them. The first person only bred wired haired dachshunds and I preferred smooth haired dachshunds like the picture and so the first person referred me to someone else. My dog was not far, he was close to where I live. I didn’t have to go to far for him. My dog now is just sleeping on my lap. He loves me so much. He’s my best friend for life.

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  2. I have two indoor cats that are very special to me. Tucker is very sensitive when either my husband or myself aren’t feeling well. Little Bit isn’t as much, but they both love being close to us and hate if we leave them to go on vacation. They’re also great “helpers” when it comes to writing!

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  3. I don’t have any pets at the moment – do my kids count? i’m just as attached to them as they are to me.
    But I used to have a white and black cat when I was young, I can definitely relate!
    Loved the story, those cats sound adorable!

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