I’ve heard, read, known – that people just don’t like cats. Why? Whenever this is stated, nothing is ever provided for why – why people don’t like, or even worse, hate cats. I don’t see how this is possible.
I am old – fifty-six, to be exact. And I have had cats in my life since I was turning four – so it has been a LONG time. Every cat that was in my family was just that – a family member. How anyone can try to convince others that these furries are anything but – they are losers, and have no clue.
We recently suffered the loss of our boy, JB. It was awful, yet after his diagnosis – he lived with it, we lived with it. The night we found out that he had cancer was the absolute worst night of my life. I know that sounds crazy – as both of my parents were diagnosed with cancer, etc. With them, we knew. With J – his diagnosis was a shock that we had NO idea to prepare ourselves for. I loved my parents without care, without reason – and nothing could be done to prepare me, to prepare us for the loss. Loss is loss, regardless of who it is, and when it comes.
I am just feeling sad tonight. Yet, as I say this – as I type this, my baby – our baby – Malenky is on my lap, not leaving me. At all. I think the boy knows. And I love him for it…