I looked around the room, at the five cats enjoying their mid-evening nap, and see confirmation that we don’t always make good decisions. I’ve remarked to my sister that ‘no good deed goes unpunished’, she reminds me about all the great ways they’ve enhanced my life. She’s right.
They give me purpose. I could think of a million other ways to get purpose, but this way is the best … living in the world of a happy, warm, complex little colony. Actually it’s still two colonies still trying to come together, but we’re working on it. One thing that makes it all worthwhile is that when a cat loves you, you know you deserve to be loved.
Luckily, they’re such creatures of habit, that once you get them into a routine, it’s a lot easier.