“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.” Albert Schweitzer
I am celebrating International Cat Day, which is marked every September 8th since 2002 when it was created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. If you ask any cat, they will tell you that every day in their day. Just ask James Herriot who once remarked, “Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”
I believe that cats choose us and that serendipity brings us together. While cats appear aloof, they show their love by commandeering our chairs, laying on our computer tables, purring at unexpected times. I agree with Charles Dickens when he wrote, “What greater gift than the love of a cat.”
Above all, cats speak (or meow) their truth. Ernest Hemingway said it best, “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” Now that is someone who understands the psychology of cats!
“The smallest feline is a masterpiece,” according to Leonardo da Vinci. And who can argue with him!
Happy International Cat Day!