Creature comforts: literally

Maggie is our host for Tranquil Thursday and today turns to the subject of comfort.
Here are her guideline prompts

Here are some questions to ponder.

  • How would you define comfort?
  • Under what circumstances do you seek and/or give comfort?
  • The sound of my father’s voice always brought me comfort. Is there a voice that beings you comfort?
  • Do you have a favorite comfort food?
  • What person, animal, place, or thing makes you feel comforted

Maggie was always a comfort to me, especially after a hard day at the office. After our evening meal, she would come and sit on my chair, half of her on my lap, the other half on the arm and I would stroke her. Her fur was always silky and smooth, and it relaxed me no end. She would know the right time to get down too.

As to defining comfort, that depends on the circumstances. Hubby comforted me when Mum died, the feeling of not being alone, to have that shoulder to lean on and his loving arms around me brought me a sense of acceptance that helped me deal with the loss.

I confess to having often reached for comfort food when I’m stressed or tired. This is usually some form of sweet stuff, like chocolate, fruit pastilles, ice cream or cake, none of which is good for the diet. I try not to buy things to tempt me, but it can be difficult as Hubby’s food choices are reducing and sometimes biscuits or ice cream are the only things he can tolerate after certain times of the day.

Making my cards or walking the dog can bring me comfort to a degree of getting my thoughts in order or just a means to unwind.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Creature comforts: literally

  1. glyn40wilton says:

    How would you define comfort? – My friend’s cat fell asleep in the washing machine but at least it died in Comfort.

  2. Comfort comes in many guises. We can usually find it somewhere.

  3. DA Whittam says:

    It does depend on the circumstances, doesn’t it?

  4. Carol anne says:

    Nitro always brought me comfort. He knew when I needed his paw, or a snuggle. I miss that. ❤

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Simple things often bring the most comfort! 💜

  6. murisopsis says:

    Animals and nature in general are sources of comfort to many. I can only think that a great big dog like Maya would bring not only comfort but a sense of security too!

    • She does. She doesn’t usually bark when someone goes by as she practically knows everyone anyway, but I was on my own yesterday evening and Hubby came home but it was dark, and boy, did she bark when she heard someone at the gate! It was very reassuring.

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