Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Being like our animals
I was watching the dogs playing yesterday and thought how they are really living in the moment. They are good examples of the Keep It Simple philosophy. They enjoy the simple things such as a good stick or a puddle of water. They hardly ever are irritable and if they are, they deliver a swift message that doesn't have any double meanings. They are happy for their biscuits and kibble One Day at a Time. The dogs aren't worried about whether they are going to be fed tomorrow or whether they are going to be brushed tomorrow. They just enjoy being dogs.
Cats are also a good model of the Al-Anon program. They can stroll to a sunny spot, flop down, relax and not think about anything except how content they are in their own skin. They don't worry about whether their humans love them, whether they have to please anyone, or who they can control. Cats are self-absorbed and not anxious to do the bidding of others. As far as lust goes, the cats don't worry about that. They don't mind that they're neutered and haven't given sex a thought in a long time. My cats don't resent much or at least I can't tell that they do. They let me know when they need to be fed. And they are grateful for what they receive because they give me that blink that says, "Hey thanks alot for the super expensive urinary tract prescription food". And if I'm really nice to them, I get that great purring motor started that indicates pure contentment.
I think that I need to watch my animals more because they seem to have the whole serenity thing down to a science.