I'm counting this as a group hug. This morning, as I was getting ready for the day, I noticed our dog, Will, and our cat, Pia, seemed to both be needing a little extra attention. So, I took a few minutes and sat down with her in my lap purring and him beside us, chewing on his raw hide that I was holding for him. What I love is that it gave each of them a little much needed attention and love, but probably benefited me even more by slowing me down enough to just enjoy a few moments of the simple things in life. It makes me wonder if their need was actually a reaction to some need they could feel in me. Pets really are amazing sometimes!