Today I have been contemplating the nature of cats. I would like to point out some obvious truisms that you didn’t really think about when you went out and purchased or adopted one of these adorable creatures of the feline persuasion.
The first is…you may think what your cat is saying is meow but in truth they are saying “NOW”. They don’t mean in a minute when they want your attention, they have no idea what patience is; for them, it is right here, right now and when you finally do bring them their saucer of milk or treat or whatever which took all of 1/20th of a second to get for them they have this look of “what took you so long” and proceed to stare at the milk like they have never seen anything like it, before partaking – each and every day!
When you lay down for a nap, which I do almost every day to rejuvenate myself and carry on for the rest of the day and you call them to come up and have a nap with you they will wait until about ten minutes before you have to get up to come up and cuddle on your shoulder and settle down into this sleeping little angel that you now have to quietly extract yourself from so you don’t wake them up when they could have been sleeping with you the whole time. In some instances, they will get there first and you have to find an area where they are not stretched out to park yourself so as not to encroach on their territory. Regardless of whether you have a double bed or a king bed they will take up 3/4’s of it and you will be lucky to get 1/4.
They like order just like a sergeant in the army likes discipline in their troops. They have trained us very well to be of service to their each and every need. Who else gets a daily massage every morning when they first get up. My husband has a massage once a month to get the kinks out, our cat – every day and not just once a day either. Sometimes once from each of us and then again from me in the afternoon. Is it any wonder when sleeping they snore contentedly.
No matter what elaborate cat toy or furniture you buy for them, they will prefer the box it came out of. Sometimes if I leave the kitchen cabinet door open, I will find the cat asleep on top of the linens and that cat bed you bought sits in the basement downstairs gathering dust.
When you hear your cat gagging and rush over to pick her up to put her on the concrete or wooden floor she will hack her hairball or dinner on the carpet where it is not as easily cleaned up as if she planned it all along and then look at you with those big, innocent eyes as if she’s done nothing wrong.
And still you love them because when they want to they love you too!