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Shiny Objects

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Cats, as a rule, prefer shiny objects and toys. Usually, they will play for several minutes with a laser toy and just as suddenly lose interest or move on to a more life-enhancing activity such as watching birds, napping, or eating.  It is not a lack of commitment. They seem to understand that the artificial or fake toy they are engaged with is just that – a toy

For instance, Grace, the Tabby cat, likes to play with her laser toy but prefers a brightly colored knit fish on a stick.  She will allow me to play with her with the device but only for a short time.

Humans too, are drawn to shiny objects as well as flashy people. Sometimes we guess or are made aware of the negative impact of our shallow decisions.

Sometimes life accidents will lead us to see our destructive connections to cheap but useless objects or people with no soul or purpose. Far too often, we are taken in. We may even know it’s a gimmick or a toy, or the person is a con, but we remain entertained or are afraid of change, so we hang on.

It is painful work to rid ourselves of things and people who do not add value and drain our resources.  Still, we must stop playing with shiny objects to grow and to give.

Grace’s Fish on A Hook

 

Flexibility

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There are friends and people in your life that are only meant to be kept for a season.  The length of that season is up to you.   I’m told that people can’t and don’t change but we do every day.  No one day is the same.  Grace, the tabby cat, does have a routine but she is always flexible.  Sometimes change is a good thing.  It is hard but worth the effort.

        Your Destiny Awaits

It’s A New Year

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Change. Change is something that we all face.  No matter how old, or what gender or race or what is in your pocketbook.  Change is ongoing and constant.  We don’t control Change but we can learn to manage and accept it.

The Marvelous World of Stan Lee Drawn in the Cat’s Eye

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Stan Lee, the master of the comic verse,  passed the other day.   Lee, responsible for the creation of so many superheroes,  Iron Man, Spider-Man, the X-Men,  The Fantastic Four, and The Black Panther was a genius.  No doubt he probably would have gotten a good laugh at the recent Geek Tyrant post of his memorable characters super personas reimagined as cats. R.I.P. Stan Lee.

 

https://geektyrant.com/news/marvel-superheroes-reimagined-as-cats-in-fun-fan-art-series

 

Preparing for Grace

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Grace is coming to stay with me for a few days as CCL has to tend to some things.   Grace is the cat formerly known as “Cher.”  You may recall from an earlier post ( Sonny Gets Adopted-https://catsandallthat.com/2018/05/19/sonny-gets-adopted/  ) .  She is a rescue Tabby who had been abused and overfed.  She is now a  healthier, happier, delightful member of the CCL household.

Grace will, of course, eat special food during her stay in Washington, D.C. (CCL is picky) and have her water served courtesy of a filtered system (don’t want her drinking DC water).  Special playthings and cushions are being set up.

Not sure if she will attack my vinyl blinds ( previous sets famously demolished by Roxie, Koko and Jean Claude in the past) but we will see.

I do know that by her namesake she will bring peace and certainty of spirit.  She is also full of love.