Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's funny how dogs and cats know ...

It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it? Helen Porter (1868 - 1920), Pollyanna, 1912
 
Take my house, for example.  Sebastian and I know when Mama is  upset about something, and maybe we can't FIX it, we can offer comfort and solace.  This morning Mama had a wedding to do on the beach at dawn.  When she got home, she was cold and tired, and crawled back into bed.  Me and 'Bastian snuggled up close to her and she was asleep in a blink.  I don't understand why some folks don't want cats (or even, gasp, DOGS) to live with them.  We don't judge, we're always "there for you" no matter what, we don't care if you had a crappy day at work, or overdrew your bank account.  We don't care if  you have a double chin and grey hair, and we sure as all get out don't care whether or not you remembered to take the garbage out.  It doesn't GET more "unconditional" than that.  

When Mama goes to the grocery store, she always smells the flowers that are there for sale.  She sez if she doesn't have time to smell the flowers, she's too busy.  Doesn't care who she sez that to, either.  I think it's a good thing.  We cats have a similar saying, "when in doubt, wash".   That gives you time to think about what you're going to do next without someone thinking you're flustered!  Try it!

A grand old kitty lady died this week, October 8.  She was 18 and a half years old. She had come in from the cold as a rescue, and lived with her mommywholovedher ever since.  There are so many kitties (and woofies) who don't have furever homes.  Won't you visit your local shelter today and make room in your heart for a new friend? You will be glad you did.  In the meantime, you can at least go HERE and help.  Just a click helps donate a bowl of food to homeless kitties ...
 

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