The things you’ll learn if you pay attention…
It was lunch time for the cats…I knew this because Chloe burst through the door with much fanfare and noise.
She was hungry and wanted food now…not in a minute.. not in a while…now.
She was going to make noise and thrash about until I filled the dish.
I got up and did as she demanded just to have some peace in the house.
As usual, she ended up with some of her lunch on her head as she hates waiting for me to fill the dish and starts munching while I’m emptying the can.
She ate, then went on about her feline business and Wheezy slid in the door after her.
He sounds like he needs to quit smoking…but I’ve learned to discern between his asthmatic mew and my own.
Wheezy always looks at me like he’s not sure I’m going to feed him, even though he’s never been denied here.
He’s uncertain up to the point where his dish is full, then he eats like I’m going to take it away from him.
Once those two were fed I went back to work on some online projects.
After a bit, I got up to get some coffee and noticed Smokey sitting by his bowl.
I don’t know how long he had been there, but it may have been a while.
He said nothing…he simply sat in peace…waiting.
There was no sense of urgency or anxiety…he knew he was in the right place with the right person and lunch would be served.
It was…and he had a leisurely lunch followed by nap.
Meal times for cats involve something akin to prayer.
They are dependent on me to provide and I wait for them to ask.
How they ask is what is interesting.
Chloe thinks she will be heard because she is loud and demanding.
Wheezy is never sure I will answer.
Smokey has learned that all his has to do is be present and his human papa will provide.
All three get fed…
I thought about ending this with “be like Smokey”…but Smokey used to act just like the other two.
It is only because Smokey has spent day after day with me that he has learned that I can be trusted.
He has learned that he is loved and it’s my joy to provide for him.
He’s in the right place with the right person…and all will be well.
Now, he just likes to hang out with me…even when he’s not hungry.
Be like Smokey.
Make your own application…