Our cats are our companions and our entertainers. Several times a month we pull out a special toy for group games. Sometimes it’s the red laser light and sometimes it’s the flying feather wand. Everyone gathers round in the living room when one of those toys comes out, even though some prefer being a spectator to being a player. They do gather together on their own at least once a day to play. Everyone’s awake at the same time and there is a spark in the air. It only takes one cat to dart at another, dart away again then a chase ensues, rousing the whole gang for play fights and acrobatics around the furniture. Within seconds the living room is alive with tumbles, leaps and pounces. Most times they pair up with their best buddies, but occasionally they’ll switch around.
Part of my compulsion to write about cats is to enlighten those who may not be cat persons or those who might be cat curious. These feline entities are such wonderful personalities with vitality and spiritual energy, and I, for one, feel honored that they are willing to share themselves with humans even though they do not need us. To know that at birth, they are endowed with all the wild and instinctual skills necessary to survive without humans, as long as they have a decent mother, and yet they willingly stay in the company of us, strangely malformed human animals. I think that we fascinate them too, my cats watch me as much as I watch them…so independent yet so engaging and always interesting. It feels like we have a little wildlife right in our living room. In truth, caring for and living with all our pets, influences me to think about human beings and our social behaviors, so I feel I learn daily just from being with them.
Hey! Thanks for reading this all the way through! I welcome you here and I welcome your thoughts. Co9T