13 May 9 Things My Cat Taught Me
The importance of trust and resilience. No matter how hard I try and escape the tragic stories and videos online of neglected pets who were discarded when they were considered too old or for sometimes no good reason at all. Yet despite their bad treatment, these beautiful animals continued to put their trust in humans and on most occasions, make the transition from the depths of despair to the lofty heights happiness.
Life is too short to settle down. Don’t like the new cat toy? Don’t play with it. Don’t like to eat a particular brand of food? Don’t eat it. Most of the time you will eventually get what you want!
Love comes in many different forms. We must try and learn to accept the love that we having our lives in all its varied forms, even if it is unexpected or not in the way we generally like to receive it. It is my own feline friend Tibbles who taught me this valuable lesson, along with the important quality of being patient. Despite this being something I continue to struggle with daily!
It’s important to enjoy all the little things in life. For anyone who has witnessed their feline friend playing endlessly with an empty cardboard box, then you will know exactly what I’m talking about. Sometimes in life, the littlest things we must learn to notice and try our best to make the most of them.
Appreciating all other creatures. When you begin to look after several pets, you quickly notice how different they all are. How each of them have unique personalities and distinct souls? Animals are truly beautiful beings and must be treated as such.
Trying not to be too clingy. Cats certainly don’t like it. Neither do the vast majority of humans.
Where there is will there must be a way. When I arrived home after a long days work and see my pet cat Tibbles climbing on top of my tallest shelving units with nothing in sight that I am able to identify as the launching pad. I can’t help but be reminded of the power of brute determination.
Why are we all must be direct in asking for what we want. This is demonstrated particularly in cats when feeding time approaches or being allowed access into a room where there is a closed door. It’s truly ironic that the phrase ‘pussyfooting around’ has the word ‘pussy’ in it, given that it’s not what feline friends are known for.
Doing things first and then asking for forgiveness later. Although most cats don’t even bother with the forgiveness part!