HI 2018! I love these group thread ideas and don't see why they couldn't all EASILY have cats incorporated into the mix.
Gale would never see himself as a member of a support
group, but, for lack of any alternative, he would attend with the idea that the meetings provide essential info-gathering and memory strengthening exercises. Because he doesn’t
want help managing his emotional state, he just wants to know about and plan for symptoms.
As of now he doesn't remember much of anything yet, likely he'll rely on his photo album instead of memories at first. But he would willingly participate in exercises - that he will assume must be grounded in scientifically sound methods - at least until someone started getting emotional, then he'd be like "The tears are a little distracting, do you mind?"
I had a couple of ideas about thread and posting mechanics, which may or MAY NOT be helpful. Just tossing these out here to keep the ball rolling:
(also apologies in advance because I was excited when I typed this up earlier, and I've been trying to edit it down to be concise, but I don't even know what makes sense. Like thread logistics vs posting mechanic, I don't even know the difference anymore.)