Some days are really rough. Sometimes rough days turn into rough weeks, and months, sometimes even years.
Life gets hectic, people get busy, the situation of the word goes from bad to worse to downright crazy.
And during rough times, I feel like I appreciate the little moments I have with my cats even more.
The little moments could be as rare and stop-me-in-my-tracks as stumbling across them taking naps, or standing around in the sun, in such peculiar ways, and looking like such adorable little rascals doing it, that I have to quickly go find my phone to take a picture to capture their cuteness.
I mean how could I resist a chance at taking a photograph of that?
The little moments could also be as dependable as a couple of them coming immediately to jump in my lap to keep me company while I’m working away at my office desk.
Sometimes I even manage to get all three.
Even if it means two of them have to cozy up real close.
With one cat using the other as a pillow.
Glad to see Athos doesn’t mind, Bjorn.
They’re a breath of fresh air, an oasis in the desert when I need them, and sometimes I really need them – just the presence of them – don’t we all?
I’m always so glad they’re in my life.
Even when they yell and scream at the top of their lungs for their dinner and drive me absolutely bonkers for two hours straight (thanks Athos).
Even when they have accidents and scoot diagonally across an entire room, or vomit all over the newly washed bedding.
It’s all worth it. Because what they add to my life I can’t possibly measure. It’s too big. Too valuable. Too good.
They’ve always been there when I needed them, and they always will be.
There is literally no doubt in my mind about this, nor will there ever be. They’re a presence I can count on.
Even if it’s just to sit and cuddle with me in bed.
Or to beg for cuddles from afar while I’m otherwise occupied (oh, Avery!).
They know that I love them, and I know that they love me, and on rough days, that’s more than enough.
Love these little bugs <3
Please feel free to share about your relationship with your own cats. 🙂
Your cats are beautiful, such furry little angels. Cats and other pets are truly gifts, they are so much work indeed and it’s sometimes very challenging (like the 4am wake-up calls from my cat)…however, they add tons of much-needed calmness and a sense of peace in life especially since there’s so much turmoil in the world
Jean Mornard says
Oh Elise, what a beautiful tribute to your little fur babies! It brought tears of joy to my eyes because I know EXACTLY how you feel. I wouldn’t trade a minute with my Khaos Kitties ™ for all the fur-free sweaters and unscarred skin in the world! Thank you for sharing!!