Posted by: Briar Rose | September 28, 2007

Comeback Appearance?

It’s been toooooo long since I’ve written in my very own blog. Life was all topsy-turvy for a while but now it’s going A-OKAY. I’m going to get busy writing here again. I did wrote a short rave article about a MAC product a while ago, but I’ve decided to write something about cats and I would like to *ehem* dedicate my comeback appearance to the millions of devoted and caring pet lovers of the world, and to all the animals who share the earth with us, especially the world’s pets, who show us what it means to love fully and unconditionally.

And do you know what else I’m going to write about? Happiness.

Also, I plan to write about what I’ve learned from a couple of books and how I have been applying them to my own life.

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Cats!

I just had to tell you — how wonderful cats can be! Well, I’m originally a dog person and when I was a kid, I said to myself that if ever I do get a cat, it’s got to be a gray mackerel exotic short-haired tabby BUT later on, I’ve realized the wisdom of a certain dictum that “good friends need not be bought”. And so, at an early age, I’ve inculcated in my young heart the importance of showing compassion and developing an empathic attitude towards all animals – with or without “breed”. It breaks my little heart every time I see a stray baby or adult cats and dogs on the street (even in the television). It is this same sentiment that has encourage me to keep on adopting pusakals/askals (pusang kalye/asong-kalye) and, rescued, abandoned and abused animals instead of the expensive “breeds” of cats and dogs (Well, I’m an owner of a very handsome German Rottweiler, though. My father gave it to me as a gift and a companion. Hehe). And…err. I’d rather not get reflective and emotional just yet (and seriously, why the hell am I so emotional?! I’m exhausted — move on, lady!), as I still have to get up at some ungodly hour and help you procrastinate for a little while longer.

Tsk.

This emotional b*tch is an incurable cat lover and I’ve been owned by two (2) pusakals (street/feral cats) for a couple of months now.

Let me tell a little story. Ten (10) months ago, we adopted Chitae. This nasty cat (Don’t get me wrong, he’s very handsome but he’s also very masungit and very moody. Haha) and I developed a very special bond. It seemed nothing that happened could ever change that. Last July (2007), I gave Junior B., another baby female pusakal, a good home. I’m a little apprehensive about Chitae’s jealousy and how he would handle his turf being invaded, but I decided to risk it and agreed to take the little fur ball.

It was like having a roadrunner in the house. She (Junior B.) raced around chasing imaginary preys and vaulted from the table to the chair in a blink of an eye. She likes to hide in the darkest corners of the house and pound on anyone who passed by. At first, Chitae was very cautious with the baby cat and kept his distance. But slowly, as the days went on, they became inseparable.

I love them dearly.

Everytime I see my little angels, nawawala pagod and any forms of stress ko. It’s true! Believe me.

Now, I want to share this short tale that answers the question, “Where do pets come from?”

Adam and Eve said, “Lord, when we were in the garden, You walked with us every day. Now we do not see You any more. We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us to remember how much You love us.

And God said, “No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of My love for you, so that you will love Me even when you cannot see Me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves.

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve.

And it was a good animal.

And God was pleased.

And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail.

And Adam said, “Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.

And God said, “No problem. Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of My love for you, his name will be a reflection of My own name, and you will call him DOG.

And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them.

And they were comforted.

And God was pleased.

And Dog was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, “Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well.

And God said, “No problem! I will create for them a companion who will be with them forever and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.

And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.

And Cat would not obey them.

And when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat’s eyes, they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings.

And Adam and Eve learned humility.

And they were greatly improved.

And God was pleased.

And Dog was happy.

And Cat didn’t care one way or the other.

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