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Rainy- Day Ridiculousness

Expectation when going outside in the rain to look for your cats and feed the rabbits: heroically rescuing the three cold, wet, and scared felines and coming back inside dry because, you know, you are the one wearing a rain-proof jacket.

Reality: Come inside looking like a drowned rat you’re so wet, meanwhile the cats, one of whom was out in the middle of a field during the worst of the rain, are perfectly content with life and as dry as if they just hoped out of a dryer.

The inherent dangers and complete stupidity of standing in lightning-filled rain looking for a cat were apparent, it was a thought that did pass through the mind. However, it could not compete with an image of a soaked and shivering grey and white tabby crouching, terrified somewhere in a field, and was consequently ignored. Unfortunately the mind  was not the most astute in this moment,leaving the savior soaked, while the cat remained safe and dry in its hiding place.

Considering Cats

I can understand how cats can be perceived as malevolent or evil.

I think they are just deeply mysterious.

Feeling Cornered

Do what makes you happy. Ignore the critics, even when you feel all alone.

A Quilt

 

She soothes the troubled heart with her warm embrace. She cares for you when you are sick and need to rest. She protects you when the world is cold and unwelcoming. She is the faithful friend who wipes away your tears. She tells the stories of those who have come before. The quilt made with care, reminds you of times and people that although gone, will live forever in your memory.

 

 

Ting Time – Play with Me

 

I love the fresh fallen snow. So pristine, soft and beautiful; all I want to do is run outside and make snow angels. Ting feels much the same way. Although he doesn’t know how to make snow angels, he does like to romp beside me while I make them. Sadly as the sun returns, the snow becomes slushy, then muddy and neither one of us wants to be outside.

Ting, an outdoor cat, has taken to climbing the office window screen to observe the activities within the house.  I can almost hear him ask, “Can I come in to play, if you aren’t going to come out today?”

A Monkey riding a Donkey

Some days you wake-up and know it is not going to be a productive day.  The alarm clock rings and you hear your voice saying, “That darn clock.” You hope for one wistful moment that it really isn’t your clock before you hit the snooze button. Eventually the clock will ring again, the sun will rise, and you will have to pee.  The inevitable realization of facing the day settles in and grumbling about a weak bladder, you exit your bed. You have a choice to make, face the day or crawl back in bed.

Accepting the responsibility of being a caretaker, whether for people or animals, you know you have to get up, but you’re not happy about it. So what do you do? Do you grump around or change your attitude?

I choose to change my attitude by monkeying around.  I get creative. Today I thought to myself, how funny would it be to see a monkey riding a donkey? So that is what I created.

So on those days when you wake-up and just know it is not going to be a productive day, make it a creative day.