Every morning when I meditate, Yín comes and sits on my lap and waits patiently for me to open my eyes so she can give me cuddles and face rubs. .
She doesn't care what I look like, how much I weigh, what job I have, where we live, or what I wear. .
Some may say she only "tolerates me" me because I feed her and acknowledge her and treat her gently and with kindness.
But these are actions of love that she, as a small animal with limited communication skills and self awareness, understands.
How is this any different to a small child, before they learn to speak, become self aware and disrespect their parents? (LOL) .
The odd scratch or bite or inappropriate pissing are not "evil", and YES, they can be annoying, but they're the only tools available to her when she feels ignored, threatened, needs to convey a message (like "change my litter - I'm not an animal!"), frustrated, when I torment her, or during Psycho Kitty Hour. .
Humans have words to communicate this. They do not.
We have so much to learn about love from our pets. .
As Charles Dickens once said: "what greater gift than the love of a cat".
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