Sophia is not only very spiritual but she is also extremely creative; she’s involved in the local poetry organization and has become quite a star in the South Florida poetry reading events. As an employee who usually volunteers to work late each day when asked, I was surprised when she suddenly began running out the door at the end of her shift without even saying goodbye. Sophia also seemed a bit distracted and not behaving like the lively and happy employee that I had come to know over the past several years. Out of concern, I decided to ask her if there was anything wrong or if there was anything I could do to help her. As she began speaking her eyes filled up with tears and she became visibly upset.
I have come to realize after years of being around musicians and artists that creative people tend to be extremely sensitive and emotional. Through her tears she was able to describe the situation at her home involving her cat who had turned the family’s beautiful rug into her large personal litter box. Each day Sophia had to run home and clean up after the cat before other members of her family came home and smelled or stepped in the urine. Her biggest fear was that she would be forced to give up her cat. After suggesting to her that it is possible that this condition may actually have a cure, Sophia called her veterinarian. The doctor did diagnose the cat with a urinary tract infection and prescribed a week-long course of antibiotics. Apparently the infection was causing all these problems and after a week, what seemed like vindictive peeing was totally cleared up after the infection was cured. Read More