Cricket and I are very close with my colleagues. One of my dear friends/colleagues is going through a difficult time. She asked if we could visit before our staff meeting. She was so touched by Cricket - who was lying down when she came into the room - picked up on her pain and walked up and gently sat close to her the whole time we were visiting. At one point she even offered her paw. She reminded us both of how much it means when someone just sits by us in our pain.