Where would our lives be without animals. From prehistoric times, they gave us food, their hides for shelter and clothing, tools for weapons, sewing, and creating other necessary items.
We observed what they ate, how they protected themselves, where they moved for: warmer weather, better supply of foods, berries and nuts and so many other life saving ideas.
I am so very thankful for the two cats who have kept me company, entertained me, challenged me to problem solve, snuggled with me, kept me busy buying and giving them necessary medicines, taking one or the other to the vet or the vet emergency room. But I would do it all again for these two cats. They have reminded me how to live more healthily.
Sister reminds me to just sit and relax. Sometimes I get caught up in finishing something or just doing something when I really should be relaxing. Sister comes to me and wants to sit in my lap and be petted. Sometimes she will get up after a brief lap warming or petting; other times she will stretch out and sleep on my lap. Anyone who has had a cat knows you just can’t disturb a sweetly sleeping cat unless the end of the world is coming.
She also reminds me to get off the internet. Sometimes in the morning when I am watching the news, looking at what’s on Facebook and petting her, she will turn around and see me looking at the cellphone. She will look at me and at the phone and back at me. If I don’t put it down or use both hands to pet her, she gets up and lays down on the bed or nearby cat tree.