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In Search of Kindness

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It’s been several months since Koko, a domestic shorthair,  decided to take off from CCL’s house for parts unknown.   I still think of her and her kindness and affection.  (so much for cats not being affectionate).

Now CCL has Grace, a tabby, a foster that we are both considering for adoption.  It is clear that Grace was once abused tortured and overfed.  She has because of the kindness of CCL become affectionate, playful and healthy.  Kindness heals.  I like to think that Koko is spreading her special brand of it to another family.

 

 

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The Kindness of Cats

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I am increasingly convinced that there are people that are born with a hole in their soul.  We all know  them – people   who are convinced of their own greatness.  They lack empathy for others and are not only totally self-involved but devoid of anything resembling compassion. They treat others like toys to be manipulated.  The spotlight must be on them at all time .  Pettiness is their tour de force.

 

Until recently cats were often characterized as  resembling these selfish,  unfeeling souls.  Recent evidence such as  Tara the rescue cat who saved her four-year old charge from a dog  indicates otherwise.   Thanks to digital and social media there are the numerous examples of cats as heroes, singers, gate keepers and cats in nursing homes who offer comfort to those in pain or who are dying.   I’m reminded of the kindness of cats when Koko comes to cuddle and watch Netflix with me or Jean Claude, sensing I’m  feeling down, comes to play or rub again me.   Cats can be kind and  can serve as an example for us human beings  as well.