|Miss Maggie Moo, now an angel for sure|
I guess my whole point in reminding people about Maggie is enjoy our cats NOW. Maggie was love -- she wanted to be loved and she wanted to love. But she had a short life -- 16 months -- with me. I had hoped for longer time, but it wasn't meant to be. In the time she was with me, I loved her without reservation. I took what time I could to pet her and love her and play with her. I have no regrets.
I know death is not a much-discussed topic, but there are two important things:
- Every cat, no matter if it's 6 weeks or 16 years, will die. Most will die before their owners.
- Death helps us appreciate living -- it gives us push to love now.
I have taken extra time this weekend to love and play with and groom all my cats. For some, this just means laying on the sofa in a pile with them. For others, it's an extra treat. But I do think they all know they are loved.
On to other things, once I get some groceries bought and cat food made, I basically have today off with nothing to do. I do need to do a bit of cleaning and then I'm going to work on my cross-stitch. I am tempted to play with some stamps, also, which I might later.
Or I may find a good book and start a kitty pile on the sofa...