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I Am Your Cat
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I am your cat, and I have a little something I'd like to whisper in your ear.

I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have to work, some have children to raise. It always seems like you are running here and there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life.

Look down at me now, while you sit there at your computer. See the way my eyes look at yours?

They are slightly cloudy now. That comes with age. The gray hairs are beginning to ring my soft muzzle.

You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you see in mine? Do you see a spirit? A soul inside, who loves you as no other could in the world? A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrong doing for just a simple moment of your time?

That is all I ask. To slow down, if even for a few minutes to be with me. So many times you have been saddened by the words you read on that screen, of others of my kind, passing.

Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly, sometimes so suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat. Sometimes, we age so slowly before your eyes that you may not even seem to know until the very end, when we look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract clouded eyes.

Still the love is always there, even when we must take that long sleep, to run free in a distant land. I may not be here tomorrow; I may not be here next week. Someday you will shed the water from your eyes, that humans have when deep grief fills their souls, and you will be angry at yourself that you did not have just "One more day" with me.

Because I love you so, your sorrow touches my spirit and grieves me. We have NOW, together. So come, sit down here next to me, and look deep into my eyes. What do you see? If you look hard and deep enough we will talk, you and I, heart to heart.

Come to me not as "alpha" or as "owner" or even "Mom or Dad," come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into one another's eyes, and talk. I may tell you something about the fun of batting toys, or I may tell you something profound about myself, or even life in general.

You decided to have me in your life because you wanted a soul to share such things with. Someone very different from you, and here I am.

I am a cat, but I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls. I do not think of you as a "Cat on two feet" -- I know what you are. You are human, in all your quirkiness, and I love you still.

Now, come sit with me. Enter my world, and let time slow down if only for 15 minutes. Look deep into my eyes, and whisper into my ears. Speak with your heart, with your joy and I will know your true self. We may not have tomorrow, and life is oh so very short.........
post #2 of 16
Thanks for sharing that MA!
post #3 of 16
I read that with tears in my eyes. I noticed last night how much white Midnight has on his muzzle and on top of his head. He will be 12 this year. We've been together since he was 6 months old. I have never thought of myself as his "owner", or even as "Mom". He is my best friend in the whole world, and I tell him that all the time. I can't bear to think of losing him, I hope we have many years together still. He is a wise and gentle soul, and has taught me much over the years.

Thank you, MA.
post #4 of 16
That was so pretty. It made me cry! My two kitties are pretty young (3 and 2) but I can really relate to that passage. I try to spend time alone with each of my kitties every day. My Simon is the one that is best described in that passage. Before I got married, it was Simon and me against the world. He was (and still is) my sounding board and my comfort. He is a beautiful soul. My Max is the jester, but I do need to remember he needs his time too.

Thanks for posting that.
post #5 of 16
That is beautiful, Mary Anne. Something us busy humans need to be reminded of from time to time...time is short, but our time to spend with our furry loves is always too short and we really must take time to appreciate them for what they truly are.
post #6 of 16
My old friend, Fred, was sitting on my desk while I read that. He is now in my arms, and I am typing with 1 hand. He is 16, and looking a little grizzled, but he will always be my baby.
post #7 of 16
That is so beautiful. I'm sitting here trying to type with tears in my eyes. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Its hard for many people to slow down and spend time with their loved ones and appreciate them and to acknowledge that time can (and is) short.

Sphinx is on the couch nearby with a sleepy look in his eyes. He's about 17-18 years and is showing his age but isn't quite ready yet to give in.
post #8 of 16
That is so lovely!.

I smother Rosie with love, but after reading that, she's getting an extra helping of affection tonight and she's not even 2 years old yet!!

post #9 of 16
Thanks for sharing that.
post #10 of 16

That was beautiful.Thanks for sharing.
post #11 of 16
that was so beautiful.... I felt so much to go straight home to share a conversation with my two best buddies... Thanks for reminding me to slow my pace down and share some time with them..
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How touching, I want to go home and cuddle with my kitties!
post #14 of 16
Well, I was just in my last meander around before closing off for now. That is a lovely piece, and now I'm going to go and find a cat to cuddle...
post #15 of 16
How beautiful!! Tiger is 12 and has a couple of white hairs. Makes me want to cuddle and cherish him.
post #16 of 16
Wow, how did I miss this God, this is so true about our cats. I enjoy every minute I spend with my babies. I always talk to them and somehow, I really feel they know what I am telling them. The love they show is something only us cat people are able to savor and enjoy. I lost one of my babies today I encourage everyone to take a moment to let your cat know how much you love them and how important they are in you life
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