The life of a cat
I had the most fun experience yesterday. I went to the Cat Show held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in California. Most of you know how much I love animals as I have two cats (and one dog). When my kids were still at home I had 5 dogs and 3 cats so I am fascinated with them.
I had never been to a cat show although heard about them for a long time. I discovered breeds I had never seen before and others that I had mistaken for the wrong one. Owning a Siamese, I saw the subtle differences in the Tonkinese, the Balinese and of course my precious Siamese.
There was a young female Chocolate Point Siamese who looked just like my male and I would have bought her right than and there if I didn’t already have my second cat. Since Dylan is obsessed with her (Diva), I thought it would upset the Apple cart if I brought her into our home.
And of course, I would set off another cycle of always having them for another 20 years. The main thing I observed however, was how loving, kind and caring all the owners were. They cheered for each other when their cats were judged, they helped one another if there was a problem, and basically were so supportive of the idea of “cats.”
While there were educational sessions throughout the day, my mind kept thinking about the cat owners, the organizers of the event who clearly enjoyed what they did, and the thousands of smiles I personally observed. Imagine if we all lived life loving what we do and enjoying everyone around us and showing them with a smile? Doesn’t seem so hard to do but so many professionals get caught up in drama of the daily grind and forget why they are grinding at all. Perhaps we can learn how to enjoy life more, think about what makes us happy and live with a bit more carefree mentality and independence as our four-legged friends do each and every day?
My motto: Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
As for the activities for the cats, they were exposed to: mind games, agility trials and for those of you who don’t believe a cat can be trained, think again. Most of the cats were in cages, sleeping peacefully and not bothered at all by the hullabaloo. Such a life.
Sorry to go on and on, but I must confess I was smiling the entire time I was there and the whole event would have cheered anyone up. Wouldn’t it be great if our entire world felt this way after having a bad day. I know that stroking and playing with my pets sure do it for me.
And yes, Abby (my dog) is with me here.