Saturday, June 14, 2008
The dog days of summer
Okay, I know that picture isn't of a dog but all I have is my cats. This one is Ringo (named by my son who is a huge Beatles' fan) and this is usually what he does summer and winter. We need to take lessons from our pets about how to take it easy. He runs around about ten minutes then takes a nap. He eats then takes a nap. He drives me crazy with his whining (sounds just like a baby) then takes a nap. Not that I advocate sleeping all the time, but we really do need to learn to relax and take things a little less seriously. Look at the road rage. I want to shout at the person who is jumping out of his car to hammer the other driver, "Get over it. So he cut you off. Will it matter in ten years?" (Actually will it matter in an hour?)
So what kind of pet (or like my son pets) do you have? What have you learned from your pet? What has your pet given you? Mine have given me hours of pleasure. When I'm upset, holding one of my cats (usually the one that weighs less than ten pounds, not Ringo who's pushing twenty pounds) is calming. I read once that people who have pets live longer. I don't know if that's true or not, but I know they make me laugh with their antics.