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Life lessons I learned from my cat Louie

Updated on July 12, 2014

When I think about it


Cats are great philosophical pets

My son got a cat a few months ago. I hadn't had a cat for years so I didn't remember what a joy they were to have around, well most of the time. There are those moments when the furniture contact with claws. Those moments are a little tenuous at times. I also didn't remember what a wonder cats are to watch and learn from. Here are some things I learned from watching my son's cat.

I learned to enjoy the simple things in life

Enjoy the simple things in life. Cats, especially kittens, have a lot of fun chasing things around. They also seem to enjoy the simpler things, a ball of yarn, an old ratty mouse toy,a piece of paper and more. We as humans, many times, lose the thrill of life, we get caught up in trying to always get ahead. The time is now, to stop, take a look around and enjoy what you have, not what you think you need.

I leanered love is best when freely given

When it comes to showing love cats can be a little indifferent. . Cats show love in their own little Most of the time a cat will ignore you as it spends it hours either sleeping or staring out the window. Sounds a little like a man. A cats way of showing you it cares for you is by allowing to rub him under his chin or sitting above our heads on the top of the chair.

The lesson to be learned from cats is don't hold back from showing others you love them. The simple words, “I love you,” once in a while or with little hug or maybe some simple gesture.. When I was younger and a single man I used to buy presents at Christmas for my friends. The present weren't much but it was my way of sharing my love with others

I leanred to never stop being curious

Cats are curious creatures. They love to get into everything in order to satisfy their curiosity. My son's cat will go to no ends to examine something new brought into the house. He will first sniff it, walk around it for a while and maybe even paw at whatever it until his curiosity is satisfied. I can't wait to see what happens when the Christmas tree goes up.

Anyway, we humans seem to at some point in our lives to lose our curiosity. We do not take the time learn new things or seek out new ideas. Instead we crawl into what is familiar to us, whatever is safe. We need to instead seek out new things and to always remember life is about learning and being curious about what we don't know about.

These are only three of things I have learned so far from son's cat. I am sure there will be more. I just have to keep watching his every move and to keep taking notes.


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      Pamela-anne 4 years ago from Miller Lake

      Sounds like your sounds cat is a real entertainer; my first pet was a cat (Smokey) who gave me much joy and pleasure. Thanks for sharing your story I enjoyed it- as it brought back some fond memories for me. Hope you will stop by for a wee visit take care pam:)

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      Clara Kish 4 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio


      I just read about your son's cat. We have not had a cat for years until a few months ago when we had a lot of snow , This young calico cat came to the door to be fed. I DID not want a cat but I could not let any animal go hungry so I fed it again and again .It comes at night to be fed and sometimes in the morning .I did not know where it stayed but I told my son to look for footprints in the snow ,I guess Kit as I call it found a way to get in our attic ,I told my son and he said how did it get there., no idea ,but I can hear it walk around up there, We have to go in the attic from out side so I have not looked ,I can not get around very good anymore ,I am 84 and I think God is keeping me here to write poems for him, I will write for him as long as I am able ,didn't mean to write this much .Good to hear from you ,Clara

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      T.B Whitt 4 years ago from the Philly area

      I agree my son's cst brings many heartfelt laughs from my wife and I as we watch him frolic around the house

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      What great lessons we can learn from cats. I learned the lesson of saying "I love you" many years ago and am happy to report that my entire family now does this as well.

      The years I had my cat were wonderful and I often observed her as you do your sons cat. They get it. They enjoy the sliver of sunshine coming through the window, bask in the feel goodness of a loving pet and shake off the small stuff.