My wish was that, "As we hold onto hope for a day to call an important tomorrow, the remaining time that we have together shall be peaceful as can be"
Feb 19, 2013
Animals Can Help Lift Spirits
Hajime is very calm now but his energy level is not quite right.
Recently, he has been asking for Mint a lot. "Can you bring Mint over?" he says. Mint has had a hard time getting used to Hajime because he doesn't move. Whenever we leave Hajime's bedside, Mint wants to leave.
But today, I laid Mint on top of Hajime's stomach, and I sat there next to Mint and pretended to be asleep. I started to feel really good and happy and...whew! Mint calmed down and fell asleep.
When I asked Hajime, "Are you warm enough?" he answered yes. When I said, "Mint makes you feel better, doesn't he?" he replied yes again. It was at that moment that I realized that Mint was helping Hajime. Mint has nice smooth hair, so when I let Hajime touch Mint with his hand, it looked like it felt really good to him.