I have come to understand how she communicates…what the various sounds she makes and her body language are trying to say.
If Miss Kitty comes in the door with loud and repeated “meows” and walks right past me, that means it’s raining, she’s wet, and I’m to follow her into the bathroom to towel her off.
She has taught me when to understand when she’s hungry, tired, angry, or wanting attention and affection.
She has also painfully instructed me on when she does not want attention or affection….
My favorite communication from her comes when she sits just outside the door and and calls to me.
That means she wants me to come sit in the sun with her for a bit.
I’ll go out and sit on the sidewalk and she will come and sit on my lap and we enjoy the warmth together.
Yesterday, she beckoned me out.
This made no sense to me as it is winter still here…it has been cold and rainy and the sun has been hidden.
I ignored her and closed the door to keep the cold air out.
Still, she kept calling.
Finally, I went to the door and walked outside to see if there was something else troubling her.
She trotted in front of me to her spot…the one spot anywhere around us where the sun had feebly broken through and was warming a sliver of sidewalk.
I grabbed a sweater off the bed and joined her for a few minutes until the clouds came and took our spot again.
Grateful for what we had received, we walked back in to the house together with lifted spirits.
Thus came another lesson learned from Miss Kitty.
Amidst what seemed like the constant cold and darkness of winter, she was still looking for a little light.
When the light came, though small and slight, she reveled in it.
The little light she found, she wanted to share.
There is no greater joy than finding light in the darkness…except for sharing it with someone else who has also been waiting in the dark.
Make your own application…