Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Cats. I have two; neither belong to me. This is a drawing of the latest visitor. He my sister's cat. He's taken to coming upstairs to sleep and eat here as well. Monkey Cattle we call him. I prefer to spell it, Monkey Cat 'till - because he's only a cat until he's ... We think he's a healer. He's hanging about, we think, because I have had this big operation and need healing.
He's big and heavy and likes to sleep on my chest when he chooses to sleep on me. Most times he's on a chair somewhere in the house.
Madonika came with the house, as it were, because she has been here since I moved in. She has issues with Monkey and there are a few difficulties at night when one or the other gets to the bed first. Ideally they should both sleep on the bed, if the choose to, but there seems to be a rule about that, between cats. At least at the moment. Perhaps this will change.
Cats can't be ruled. They find their zones. There isn't much we can do about that.
Wilkie was the first and only cat I ever chose and owned. She was charcoal black and could catch flies on the windowsill when she was a kitten. Never needed much from me. She ate cheese and stole raw meat if I forgot it out for a minute on the counter. She came and went and commanded a couple of dogs much bigger than herself.
When I was single she slept on my feet. When my children arrived she slept on one of their beds. She lived long. I never thought I would get another cat. She was one of a kind. These two have come to me. I am grateful for the company and the love. And the healing.
I don't suppose it is given to us to understand how animals think and feel, but we do know that we are better for their love.
Jesus save you and bless you.