I was thinking today about the cats that have been in my life. The ones who still are, the ones who no longer are. One thing that I always loved about them was their strength. I am sitting here, on another birthday of mine, wishing I had the strength a cat has.
I have seen my cat, Twiggy, fight death 2 times. My other cat, Joey, was a stray who lost his family somewhere along the way. They both are playful and happy every day. I guess the reason I always loved cats, is because they have something I haven’t in a long time; Peace of mind.
It is amazing to think of your cat, beyond a pet, beyond a friend… But as a small bundle of strength. They are able to overcome loss, pain, near death, and more and most don’t so much as bat an eye. Yet with us, we have one bad day at work and our week is ruined.
I truly still do miss the cats that are no longer with me. I bonded with each one and it was very hard to say goodbye. After living more than half my life with cats, I can’t ever see myself being happy without one. The loss by death, break-ups, or financial reasons won’t stop me from always adopting more. I am just thankful to God that we are able to form relationships with these beautiful creatures while we are here.
I wanted to just make a short and simple post just because I love cats. I love them for their intelligence, their peace, their strength, their optimistic actions, and most of all, I love them for being an inspiration to me.