For the last several days, I suffered from a severe case of food poisoning. I owe a debt of gratitude to a wonderful cat named Genevieve. This magnificent cat stayed with me through the entire ordeal. Genny slept next to me or on top of me for two solid days. She also followed me whenever I left the bed. When things were really bad, she sat by my head, touched my face with her paw and purred. Those who read my original post about her know that she was an orphan. This tortie (tortoise shell) was brought to me at a day old missing the lower part of her back right foot. In the beginning, she was the most ungrateful cat. Now, with seventeen years together, it was precious to have her by my side. Genny reminded me that the best care in the world often involves the gift of touch and of quiet presence. Thanks Genny for the wonderful nursing care. You’re the best and have a purrrrrrrrfect bedside manner!