I hate to be labeled a cat lady but I do love my cat. In truth, I have always loved all animals; insects, too. When I was young I kept cats, dogs, beetles, turtles, birds....whatever my mom would agree to. The comfort that these creatures have given me over the years is really immeasurable. I remember reading in an Alan Watts book a long time ago about how we tend to envy animals because they don't have to bear the burden of the past or the future the way humans do. I think there is so much truth to this. There is a real grace to the immediacy of their lives. Something to admire. Something to imitate?
For right now, I am just glad to watch Ashie doze in the sun.