Doctors recently performed a unique form of surgery on a cat who was attacked by a dog. “JuiceBox” had buttons sewn into his face to hold stitches together. If all goes well the button stitches will be out soon. Read the story in the attached link.
Cats as a rule are curious. They explore. They discern and they adjust to our habits, our likes, etc most of the time. Even Grace, the overweight tabby, who has me on a schedule is respectful of my time. Yes, she verbally commands attention and she has no problem being disruptive but her actions are done for a purpose. To eat, to play and to show me who is boss.
Like other cats she is also intuitive. She realizes that we are in the midst of a challenging and sometimes frightening situation. For her just like for us this is serious. Still she understands the need for all of us to have some escapism and some fun.
A lot of humans don’t. They have the need to instill a dose of “reality” – their reality – in to any situation. Everything must be dissected, examined and discussed, not matter what pain is produced. Even television programs meant to entertain us purely based as fantasy. Everything is SO SERIOUS. For sure we are in serious times but sometimes we need a little whimsy to bring us peace. That’s why, even though we are in a new year, Grace has decided to keep the Christmas tree lights up for awhile.
Grace says the tree stays until she’s ready for it to come down.
Grace, the short-hair, is a diva. She has me on schedule. She is very vocal about her needs. She often will come to the phone when I am on FaceTime or ZOOM to communicate with someone whose voice she has come to know. She knows she has allies. Grace is a friend, and in times like these, we need our friends.
A look back as we go into fall.
Grace, the lovely big Tabby got a taste of the outdoors today. I let her come out as I watered mums and swept debris from the giant pine tree in my back yard. She explored and then obediently went inside without being coaxed. She seems to have struck a balance in her life as she changes course. Many of you know Grace can be very demanding and vocal about her concerns. I watch her adapt to a new routine quietly marking her territory deciding how she wants to experience her new surroundings. Fall is a time of change. Colder weather sets in, the leaves on the trees change colors and our work schedules take on some intensity. The last quarter of the year. It can for some of us be a time of upheaval, often things take a different turn and we have to change course and change our expectations.
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