Sunday, February 13, 2011
In praise of the road less travelled
Its no secret that I love my cats. What's not to love? They are friendly and affectionate... at least to me :) Even better, they are very interesting to share space with. Best of all, it is a joy to see them so happy and confident after everything that they have each been through.
Mind you, visitors to my house rarely get to see the whole crew. My eldercat slips off to a solitary spot where she can nap undisturbed when the doggy doorbells start chiming. Dora has an extremely short list of acceptable humans she will deign to spend time with. Then there is Oscar ...sigh. Poor bud has never quite gotten over the heartbreak of being abandoned. If company 'sneaks in' before he has a chance to hide, it would break your heart to hear him cry and skittle off doing his best dachshund impression :(
So it was a treat the other day to visit Laurie at HART, which is also her lovely home. No vanishing acts ... only happy and curious kitties politely taking their turn to meet me.
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost