Last month I wrote about how the giant plant in my mother’s living room collapsed in an apparent suicide – now it appears the plant, after some repotting and some tender loving care has found new life. We all need that from time to time to get back in the groove. Multiple resources work best, sleep, exercise, food – of course and gardening. Jean Claude and Roxie also have sources of spiritual renewal (including gardening). I noticed Roxie who does not appear to sleep at all while at my house sleeps quite a bit while at CCL’s house. Rest is a key source of renewal for people and animals.
Monthly Archives: August 2010
Roxie and Jean Claude have spent the past several days at their other residence – CCL’s house. For those of you who don’t know that’s my daughter known as Crazy Cat Lady. Roxie and Jean Claude enjoy their multiple residences and have had several adventures while staying at CCL’s house. Definitely a lot more going on – busy streets, noisy neighbors up all night and a second floor back deck for a better view of birds and other UFOs – which also works for bungy jumping(Roxie) . But I feel the cats like my daughter’s company as much as I do. There is a certain peace in being with those you love …and like.
So there was a book out called everything I needed to know I learned from my cat or something like that. This is true. One of the greatest lessons we can learn from cats is their ability to be flexible. Nobody is perfect and occasionally I’ll oversleep and the cats will have no food. Sometimes they try to wake me up, but more often not, they just curl up at the foot of the bed so as soon as I wake up, they are ready to run downstairs and get their food.
When they can’t go outside they meow for a bit, but eventually they will move on and realize “hey, I’ll go out another time” They don’t care about the consequences and they don’t whine if they don’t get their way.
We should be more flexible in our approach to life. We may not get everything we want, but we will get everything we need.
Some people are always searching, always asking for more. Never content. Never grateful for what they do have — for them peace is not option. I am, I admit, a bit of drama queen myself. Roxie, of course, is a drama queen. But we have our moments of rest and relaxation.
A storm knocked down my neighbor’s tree a few weeks ago. It took several days for contractors to clear the mess only to reveal a view of the car repair shop. It is an eyesore to me. Yet Roxie and Jean Claude don’t mind. They like sitting at the door on the back porch taking in the action.