Today’s post will be composed like a quilt, a pastiche of images and expressions.
Above picture and poem below From http://tvkapherr.wordpress.com/about/ Cats at the Bar (Everyone has opinions, especially cats):
Stressed by deadlines,
Oppressed by bills,
Depressed by the cruelty of the human race.
Fighting the flu,
In arms against the world’s frenetic pace.
All washed away,
A breath of relief,
Innocence, love, in a sweet little face.
By E.J. Geras
Dogs and Cats, oh yeah!
We opened this week with the topic of “Pets ARE Better Endings“. Why? Because of their capacity to give and to receive unconditional love. Is there anything more important? Our animal companions bring the energy of love into our lives and hearts, daily. We can learn so much from their example.
The simple act of maintaining caretaking routines (feeding, grooming, playing, litter, walks) helps to keep us humans engaged in giving love daily, and what we can give and receive from this is immeasurable. Even the heart rate and blood pressure of ourselves and our animal friends harmonizes in a healthier pattern from such interaction.
As a pet parent without children, a caring relationship with my pets is a life saver, a Godsend. For it allows me to be in the world as a loving companion. With today’s increasingly computer oriented technology and cyber-focussed reality, touching base with the purity of a pet’s unconditional love and acceptance is a healing force in itself. It is restorative, transformative, reminding me of why we are truly here.
The Secret of Life, by Roxi St Clair