They are quite happy…content even.
This, despite it being a difficult morning for both of them.
I woke up and threw off my covers, burying Miss Kitty under a pile of blankets and a couple of pillows.
I stepped out of bed and directly on to Chester’s head.
Didn’t know he was there…
Chester doesn’t like to wait while I fill his dish with food…he sticks his head in the bowl and starts eating as soon as the first morsel drops.
This resulted in him wearing a soft hat of Friskies pate this morning…again.
Miss Kitty likes to eat on the bed so I picked her up to put here there…and forgot about her bad leg.
I remembered it after she screamed.
I love my cats, but there are days when they have to wonder about me…but they don’t.
We had a rough morning, but the purring continues.
They choose to believe the best about me.
They can seemingly forget about the mishaps of life and look forward to times of full dishes and extended pettings.
They are dependent on me and they trust me, even when things happen that they don’t understand…and that hurt.
This, I believe, is the secret of feline contentment.
Believe the best about others and have a positive outlook about the future, no matter what just happened to your head or your tail.
It also explains the basis of human discontent.
It is in vogue now to believe the worst about everyone, only taking into account the negative.
Despite our mostly comfortable circumstances, we believe the end is near and it’s all because of those we choose to think the worst of.
Everyone and everything is bad and getting worse…except of course, ourselves and those who agree with us about how bad all things are.
It says volumes about the One who feeds and cares for us.
Actually it says nothing about Him (but lies) and says everything about how we think of Him.
The One we are totally dependent on, who has given us all we need, is daily slandered by our words and actions.
This is His world and we are His kids…and He loves us far more than I love my cats.
He should be hearing more purring and less growling…
Some gratitude would perhaps be appropriate…even if you’ve had a hard morning or two.
Make your own application…