I admit I’m not a cat lover but I find my son’s cat, Baelfire (known as Bae), fascinating. (This picture was taken by my son). Bae has interesting colouring. His face is split in dark and white colours of black, white and brown. I think it is magnificent!
There’s something about cats! My son had given me a book a while back to loan to parents I worked with called ‘All Cats have Asperger’s’. I’m not sure if the title of the book is accurate. People with Asperger’s have a desire to connect with others, they often struggle to work out how this is done. I feel a title like “All Cats are Royalty” would be more appropriate.
Cats can be aloof and can interact on their terms. Anyone with a cat will tell you, they rule the house. They come and go as they please. They act entitled. My friend had a cat once who went next door to live permanently because the neighbour gave the cat better quality cat food (or so my friend thought!). Whatever the reason, the cat acted like everyone should be grateful for its absence or presence. It would visit both houses, great big meow (read roar) and then step out, tail held high. Yes, royalty, king of the jungle.
As my son and his wife have three cats, I admit to enjoying their company a little bit more and probably because my son wants to share their antics with me. I see them differently and find myself smiling at them. Or maybe I’m becoming a softie.
Until next time
a dawn bird
In response to RDP – Sunday: Lion
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