This is an appreciation post to honor our little friends, that are always there when we need them (or when we’re watching TV).
I have a cat that loves to meditate with me. His name is Flocos (the portuguese word for “chocolate chips” and he always finds his way to my lap when I’m in padmasana or in any meditation pose. He also loves to be behind my back when I’m in halasana, what makes it always a struggle to come out of the pose.
We think that we “own” our pets, but actually, they also own us. As in any relationship, we love them and they love us and we depend on them emotionally.
I remember a girl who lost her cat after 17 years of friendship. 17 years! The way it hurts, I can’t even imagine.
We know pets live less then human beings, but it doesn’t hinder us to be fully attached to them. I was wondering that we should protect our hearts, understanding that our buddies will eventually leave us, earlier than we wanted to.
Of course, we are all going to die at some point in our lives, and we can’t predict when, but – I’m not knowing how to express myself here – the loss of a pet can be so so heartbreaking.
Can’t we do something to prevent so much pain?
Anyway, our love for our pets and their love for us is inspiring. I remember that my little cat was born during my depression times and he helped me so much, only by his presence and personality. He was the most shy of his five or six brothers and sisters. As an introverted person myself, I’m always attracted to shy personalities. He was also the only one who had not the beautiful race features of his mother, like white hair and blue eyes, so, no one wanted to adopt him.
He grew up to be a wonderful, beautiful cat, and I’m so grateful for having him in my life.
However, it’s a tricky thing to “own” a pet.
What about you? Do you love your pets (of course you do!). Share your love in the comments.