Aired Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 8:00 PM ET
Shawn Flynn - THE KITTY Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him
Sigmund Freud said, “Time spent with cats is never wasted.” Albert Schweitzer said, “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life, music and cats.” The French poet and philosopher, Anatole France, said, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawaken.” The mutual healing relationship between humans and their animal companions is an age old story, but my guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Shawn Flynn, tells this story anew from the perspective of a modern career professional and how his life was forever changed by a beautiful Maine Coon cat named, “Kitty.”
Shawn spent more than twenty-five years in a market-research career before he stepped away to pursue his passion for writing. He knew he wanted to explore his deep connection with cats, particularly the first cat he ever rescued. Shawn and his girlfriend, Carrie, live in Enfield, Connecticut, where he takes care of several indoor and outdoor cats. He also volunteers with the local cat rescue group, Enfield Community Cat Project, and was recently designated as the group’s marketing representative. He joins me to discuss his book, THE KITTY Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him.