Anyone who has visited my blog has probably seen, at one time or another, that I have a particular fondness for cats. Yesterday on Facebook this beautiful picture appeared and I thought it said it all:
I think it is their individuality, their independence (they really do need us but they won't let us know that), their sheer beauty that I admire so much. To have Precious jump on my lap wanting to be made a fuss of is a wonderful feeling and one must also remember that stroking a cat is so good for us and relaxes us as well as the cat. I can't imagine my home without a cat being part of it. This photo shows Precious in all her winter finery (as she is right now). She sheds so much hair during spring to virtually become a short-haired cat for the summer months.
Not much more I can say but I really did want to share the first picture with other cat lovers.
P.S. We have also had some wonderful canine friends but we are too old now to care for a dog whereas a cat takes so little looking after. No walks or baths needed; just daily brushing (which Precious loves), good food and a comfy place to sleep.
In response to people who dislike cats (I don't like to use the word hate in this context) and would like to see our suburbs rid of them I always suggest there could be repercussions if this should happen. Who then would assist in keeping rats and mice under control? Provided cats are taught properly and not allowed to wander at night, birds and native animals should be safe from them. It is the people I deplore who don't have cats sterilised or just dump unwanted cats who then can become feral and a danger to native fauna.