There’s that sunshine out there! Good Morning! I may have one eye open! I woke up to the purring of Merlock, he was being very cute, positioning himself directly in front of my face, reaching out to me after I had petted him. Technically he is my daughter’s cat. She could not take him when she moved into their apartment. I finally stopped asking him “How did I end up with you? Remind me.” Don’t get me wrong he is a very nice cat and I enjoy him. It just took some adjusting to being interrupted when I work. He thinks he needs me to walk him to his food dish or add ice cubes to his water. It’s a patting session otherwise. A handsome fellow, an all silvery gray Chateaux whose fur does look blueish at times, or his tail will look almost black. Merlock is a cat who has expectations of you. If you do it once you will do it again for sure. He is the forever shadow I have adjusted to. Since Tom’s death a comforting companion.
I’ll share a bit of verse as I end this blog. Some food for thought is always good for the soul. Poems are puzzles that sustain you. (Not a lot to do with a cat. LOL)
“Love is the river of life in this world, Think not that ye know it who stand at the little tinkling rill, the first small fountain.__Not until you have gone through the rocky gorges, and not lost the stream, not until you have gone through the meadow, and the stream has widened and deepened until fleets would tide on its bosom; not until beyond the meadow you have come to the unfathomable ocean and poured your treasures into its depths__not until then can you know what love is.” Henry Ward Beecher.