Sweet Surrender


There is no contentment like the contentment of a cat. Queen Bella, the reigning lioness in our home, recently briefed me on her taxing daily agenda:

  • yawn, stretch and slip on ostrich feather slippers (5 minutes)
  • vociferously whine until the wait staff brings breakfast (10 minutes)
  • meddle in others’ affairs and garner lots of attention (30 minutes)
  • preen (3 hours) – Bella insists that spa is a verb. She also indicated that God’s highest purpose for a cat is to adorn her surroundings by being, in very essence, beautiful.
  • snoop for a comfortable chaise, in the sun, preferably with a water view (5 minutes)
  • collapse, exhausted from the effort, and luxuriate – also known as napping (5 hours)
  • repeat as necessary

Would it be overstating the obvious to say that I am not a cat?

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Consider the birds of the air – they do not sow or reap or store away in barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than them? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your lifespan?” – Matthew 6:25-34

15 thoughts on “Sweet Surrender

    • I confess that Bella is no longer quite as young and svelte as this picture. But as her equal in the glorious Autumn of our lives, I know she is determinedly the same on the inside πŸ™‚ She has, by accident, taught me many things. Thanks for reading!

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    • Ha! A parrot?! Wow – I’ve always thought they are the coolest. But I’ve heard they can be temperamental. I had a canary who trilled beautiful music and then a parakeet who never sang a word but mimicked everything I said. Love those critters!

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