Thoughts for Thursday – Cocooning With Cats

For those of you who love or admire or enjoy tabby cats, CELEBRATE, because today is Tabby Cat Day. We’re honoring tabby cats of all colors, styles, and purr-sonalities.

I’ve had cats most of my life and I’ve enjoyed some absolutely wonderful moments and years with virtually all of them. A relationship with a cat is interesting in many ways. It’s unique, wouldn’t you say? You would never have the same sort of relationship with a dog, guinea pig, chicken, horse, or reptile. And that’s because cats are very different creatures. I don’t know about you, but I feel privileged and honored when one of our cats graces me with their undivided attention, when they choose to snuggle close, or bring me a toy or a slipper gift.

I guess that’s why one aspect I’m definitely enjoying in this time of isolation is the opportunity to develop an even closer relationship with Lily and Sophie. Even though I’m typically home a lot and I thought I spent a lot of quality time with the cats, it’s different now.

It’s true, once you relax and decide to go with the flow and stop fighting the inevitable (that we are safer at home) and once you turn your attention to your home and your pets, you will experience some revelations. You’ll learn things about your animals that you may have never noticed. You’ll maybe fuss over them more because you crave interaction with someone—even if it is a cat or a dog. Most likely your pets are ecstatic to have you more present and they’re demonstrating more—what appears to be—attention—adoration—dare I say love?

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it rather comforting to cocoon with my cats and I’ve decided to make the most of it while I can. Because one day we will jump back on the fast-track and leave our beloved pets behind again while opting to lunch with friends, travel, shop (oh how I miss shopping)… We’ll have people over, volunteer, continue with or take up a hobby and maybe just drive somewhere because you can!

And when you return and expect your cat to welcome you with affection, all you may get is the raise of an eyebrow as she barely acknowledges your arrival. Sigh!!!!


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1 Response to Thoughts for Thursday – Cocooning With Cats

  1. Betsy Pompi says:

    Oh so true!

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