I am becoming increasingly hopeless at blogging of late but am trying hard to keep up with Monday Mirth and Wednesday Wisdom 'cos I really need a laugh these days and have never considered myself too wise not to learn more wisdom.
It seems I am in somewhat of a blue funk of late. I feel it is a lot to do with my age and my inability to do the things I really want to do, the dreadful events happening around the world, those awful fires in my state of Western Australia, with lives, property and livelihood lost, and those in South Australia, with lives lost and over 80 homes lost or badly damaged, not to mention livestock and other creatures. In both cases much degradation of the farming land which will take many years to recover.
It is impossible for me to try and say what I have been doing as I do so very little and medical stuff becomes boring, not only to me but also to others. However, sorting through interminable bits and pieces in a box I came across 'COLLECTABLE CATS' by Lesley Anne Ivory. In this little book there are stories by many well known, and not so well known folk about cats and knowing how several of you are 'cat people' I thought you may enjoy these wee stories.
"HONOURABLE CAT by Paul Gallico
The cat invented radar and extrasensory perception long before we ever thought of it. Nobody has ever heard a cat miaow to or at another cat. They shout and yell and scream when preparing for battle, but they don't talk audibly to one another. Their little cries are reserved for us. Yet somehow either through the antennae of their whiskers or pure thought broadcasters and receivers, they are attuned to one another and know what is going on. And if they can do this, what is to prevent them from penetrating our thoughts - if not now, then eventually? I have always been just a little wary of letting cats know too much about my business, and I have encountered people who when talking before their cat and working on the theory that it cannot spell will say: "Did you put the l-o-b-s-t-e-r in the f-r-i-d-g-e?"
Do you sometimes feel your cat knows just a little too much? Our Candy can be seemingly asleep on my lap but often her head will quickly come up as though she knows there may be something going on somewhere of which Phil and I are completely unaware. Satisfied all is well she will settle down again.