1. WE NEVER STOP BEING BEAUTIFUL
I marvel everyday at how he remains so cute no matter what, when he is sleeping, when he is just seating there like pets normally do staring at nothing( then some people come up with a theory that at this times they are actually looking at ghosts haha). I mean he is so cute its almost unfair, except when we has jumped in a sewerage water, then he is just disgusting.
2. BEING BRAVE DOESN’T MEAN UR NOT SCARED
There are days when am home alone with him( which over the past couple of months this has been then norm) and he will come keep me company in the kitchen while I cook which is just wishful thinking on his part that I will somehow have the heart to give him all the meat I have prepared for supper and act like the good pet owner I should be. Then somewhere in the middle of all this he will hear someone at the gate and literally act like a dog, growl and go check out who is the uninvited guest. Am left there thinking, dude ur a cat what now ur gonna start meowing and chase them away hehe.
3. BEING A COWARD SAVES YOU ALLOT OF HEADACHE SOMETIMES
My cat will run at the first sight of children and we wont see him until they go. you see he knows that if he acts brave at this point then he will have hours of being carried by his tail, chased around, hit, grabbed, nearly choked to death and I commended him for being wise enough to know that standing up for ur ego is sometimes a cost too high to pay.
4. WE ALL ACT BARBARIC AND LOSE IT SOMETIMES
Sometime I fight with my cat over the weirdest things, crisps, my glass of milk(ok mayb I should give him milk more often), and just today we fought over a piece of cake!!!! believe me am not crazy he will just come and demand that he wants what ur eating and if u don’t give him he will grab it from ur hand as u put in ur mouth. but even in this times I will hit him then feel guilty after an hour and tell him am sorry with a hug coz in my head he is just a cat and sometimes he remembers being in the jungle where all the other animals thought he was the king’s distant cousin’s smallest child who never grows and he got everything he wanted.
5. WE ALL HAVE GIFTS THAT HELP US GET WHAT WE WANT
For him it’s a simple trick of enlarging his already huge eyes, making his voice sound as sweet as possible and rubbing his head around ur legs like a sweet little kitten- aka the art of persuasion! we all have it in us, we just need to look in the most obvious places.
6. IF PERSUASION DOESN’T WORK ITS TIME TO STATE YOUR CASE SPOT ON
My cat wont beg for long, when he realises that his pleas are not being met, he will just jump on your leg and bite( now whose boss) most of the time it just makes us angry with him but it does get the point across of how hungry he really is.
7. IT FEELS GOOD BEING WELCOMED HOME WITH LOVE
I don’t know how but he is always there when we get home, he comes to the door, meows all over the place with his tail in the air and whether or not u have meat for him he is just happy to see you back home.
8. FORGIVENESS SEALS IT ALL
Even after he annoys me to the point that I don’t want him around and I chase him away, he still comes back like nothing happened, he just never really goes away and I think this is the biggest lesson I have ever learnt from him and it always leads me to love him that much more.
so what am I saying? we were all created beautiful with or without all the superficial stuff we just need to put less emphasis on the temporary stuff and focus one the important ones. we all get scared every now and then but that doesn’t mean we are not brave and that we cannot stand up to our fears with all we’ve got but it’s also important to realise when we need to take a step back in order to retain our sanity and peace of mind(and also escape a couple of bruises). we all have the animal inside who sometimes comes out and we end up stepping on each other’s toes and crossing the line but we should never use this as an excuse to deliberately cause others to be uncomfortable and annoyed and we should accommodate one another as well, if not then just like cats do, take it outside. we all have gifts and talents that were given to us to help us get ahead in life and get what we want out of life but sometimes we need to be aggressive with our dreams otherwise we won’t be taken seriously. let us learn to appreciate one another and do the little things that make the people we love happy and know we love them, and it is as simple as a warm welcome home. lastly, lets us forgive one another that we may live in harmony and peace we learn so much more about life in this way than we do in holding a grudge. so in the end YES am the typical pet owner who speaks of their pet like a person and am happy to be one because he does make life that much more interesting- and all pet owners say meow hahahahaha!