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The Art of Connection

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I paid a visit to my daughter who now lives in Philadelphia.  For those who read this blog on a regular basis, you know that Koko and Jean Claude have moved on.  Crazy Cat Lady (CCL)  is now fostering two cats,  Sonny and Cher.  Apparently, the cats reflect the reported later stage of their namesakes’ relationship in that the cats are in conflict at times.  Still, within an hour of my visit Cher, a chubby, striped Tabby and Sonny, a frisky black Bombay, were all over me.  Cher, measured and reserved, settled for just laying across my chest, while Sonny wanted, demanded constant play.

Humans are like that in that we require varying degrees of attention and connection.  We also require validation.  something cats as a species don’t seem to need.  I have found there is an art to the ability to connect and understand.  I wonder if it can be taught but I know that it’s important to find points of commonality when dealing with humans and with cats.

Sonny

 

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One of Life’s Great Mysteries Concerning Pets is Solved.

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Ever wonder why dogs and cats want you to leave the door open?

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This Is The Surprising Reason Your Pets Always Follow You Into the Bathroom.

https://www.bustle.com/p/why-do-pets-follow-you-to-the-bathroom-cats-dogs-have-different-reasons-for-hounding-you-8768442

‘‘Tis the Season

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Choose Peace As A Destination

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Today, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is supposed to be the busiest travel day of the year in the U.S.    People are leaving their Thanksgiving celebration destinations after time spent with family, friends and significant others.   We are traveling by car, airplane, bus, train, RV and by foot and by bicycle.   Despite, traffic jams,  canceled flights, standing-room-only trains, one thing is certain, we are, most of us,  sure of our destinations.  We will get where we are going at least in the physical sense.  Home.  For some, however, the journey never ends, There are folks who never arrive mentally and spiritually anywhere.   They are constantly in motion.  They are always going, doing, emailing, using Social Media,  directing, worrying, moving, gossipping.      Stopping or even slowing down is not part of their inner journey.   Peace for them is a foreign destination. Their road to inner harmony is roadblocked or delayed by their need for constant excitement.  Often, they offer you a ride or a free ticket to join them in their insanity.  Don’t get on that plane!  Don’t join folks on the journey to nowhere.  Wherever you travel, you can choose peace as your destination.

Hello To A New Season

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Change.  It’s so hard.  It’s not just the fear factor, it’s being uncomfortable – even if it’s only temporary.  Still, it is always a good when we can adapt to change, hard as it often might be, with a smile, a sigh and just a bit of enthusiasm. There’s an amazing song on one of Quincy Jones albums, “Everything Must Change, ” sung by James Ingram.  It describes the uncertainty and the promise of change.

The weather is turning cooler, the leaves are still falling from the trees.  Those of us who live on the East Coast have turned back our clocks to welcome daylight a little earlier.

Already stores have begun displaying Christmas decorations.  Thanksgiving is next week.

In just about an hour, Koko, the domestic shorthair will be back at Crazy Cat Lady’s residence in Philadelphia.  We had a grand time and I will miss Koko as my secre-cat.  For those who read this blog regularly, you know that Koko likes to sit on my lap while I write.

Of course, I will miss her but it’s time for her to go home and for me to change my routine a bit.

Koko, I know, will be all right.  So will I.