Day 15: If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
If I were an animal, I would be a cat.
I have often heard from non cat lovers that cats are unteachable, temperamental, independent, and disobedient. But those of you who are cat lovers know that is simply not true. If a cat has a good master, a cat can be just as loyal as a dog. My cat is more obedient than my kids. He always comes when I call him, not just when it is time to eat. He misses me when I am gone. A cat chooses his master carefully.
I like to think that I am like a cat in this way. I am very independent, but have a strong loyalty to the select people I choose to trust.
My friend Cindy taught her cat to use the toilet. Sometimes he leaves the seat up and doesn’t flush. No different from her kids, I guess..
If I was a cat, I would be a fierce hunter. My family would get excited and shriek when I bring mice inside the house for supper…I know I would get sick of only drinking water and dried up old cat food, so I’d catch my own.
I would perch in high places and observe others. I wouldn’t have to talk, I just get to watch.
Other people could pick up my crap for me.
I could take more time to laze in the sun.
I would keep my coat shiny and clean. Someone else could brush my hair and vacuum up my clumps of fur.
I would be satisfied to spend my day curled up in your lap. I would purr to let you know how much I care.
I won’t have to worry about presidential elections, raising teenagers, or work.
I think it is time to take a two hour nap…
Oh wait, I’m not really a cat..