I’ve decided to take up meditation as a way to find some inner peace. Each morning I put a pillow on the floor, light a candle and play a guided meditation by Deepak Chopra or one that I found on YouTube. While lighting the candle one of my four pets will usually stake claim on the pillow. After shooing them away I take my position on the floor, put my headphones on and start the recording. This is about the time that one of my cats decides that she wants some loving. The meowing starts followed by some rubs and licks to my open palms. Then my dog (Joey Bag of Donuts who is a grumpy old man) makes his way over to find a comfortable spot next to me. He must have arthritis cause he whines while circling 52 times before flopping down. Then Angie (my other dog) makes her way out and decides to come give me a lick on the face or on the open palm with her death breath. I grit my teeth and tell her to lay down. Finally the last cat makes her way over to grab my wrist with her paws to force me to pet her. Pets, you gotta love em!! Ugh!