This morning, I woke up to no Internet. It could be that our modem thingy needs to be reset—I don’t know and I won’t know until the computer expert in the house wakes up. In the meantime, I’m not a happy camper. I can’t check my email. I can’t research topics for this blog. I can’t send emails. I can’t see what’s going on in the world. I’m in a dark, dark place. Isn’t that silly? I mean, how did we get to this place where that connection is so danged important?
Perhaps we need to be more cat-like in some ways. Cats sure don’t care if there’s an Internet or not. They don’t care about the world or even the local news. Oh, they may perk up when they see a new cat out the window and they certainly like to catch up with news that you bring home on your shoes. Have you noticed how interested they are in the scents you’ve gathered on your clothing after you’ve been out and about?
Cats don’t care what you look like, as long as you feed them regularly and create a lap for them when they need one.
Cats don’t care about mundane things like grocery shopping and paying bills. However, many of them are willing to work for a cause. Some of them hunt and bring you gifts from their jungle. Just this week, Smokey (pictured here) brought my mother a bird (which they turned loose) and a lizard (which is still somewhere in the house). Lily only hunts things that find their way into the house—flies, moths, and such. But she sure takes her hunting practice seriously by bringing me small stuffed animals from her toy box (and the grandchildren’s toy box) every morning as I work.
Cats don’t care about your possessions. Lily is willing to share hers and can see no reason why she can’t enjoy batting around on the floor, my pretty sparkly earrings or eating from my plate when I’m not looking or drinking from my water glass or knocking my pen off my desk and hiding it from me.
It occurs to me as I sit here without the ability to pursue my morning routine via the Internet, that maybe humans should be more catlike. Yup, a catnap might be just the ticket this morning.