For me, there is nothing like the unconditional love of pets. They can sense when we are not feeling well, they are a source of unconditional love and joy, plus even when they are being naughty- they are the most loyal of friends. It never fails that if we come in from being gone somewhere that Mister M will meet us at the door with a quick brush against our legs, and immediately JJ begins to bark and wag his tail. He can’t wait to get out of his crate, grab his favorite red rubber bone and run around the house happily.
They can brighten the darkest of days.
Recently, I received a package from iHerb for some Bob’s Red Mill products that I’d ordered, and after opening the box, I sat it down beside me on the sofa. Within seconds Mister M. jumped into the box (What cat doesn’t love boxes or bags?), and JJ ran to see what was going on.
I was lucky enough to be able to capture a rare moment between the two of them- of JJ doing what he does best, herding and ‘trying’ to keep Mister in line, and Mister M. attempting to lounge peacefully from the comforts of a box that I was convinced was too small for him to lay down in. Within seconds of that photo being taken, JJ started barking and Mister M. fled from the box. Of course, JJ took that as his cue to pounce on top of Mister M. and grab him by the fur. I stopped him just short of him pulling Mister M. across the floor and using him as a dust mop. Something he’s been known to do.
Mister M. is oddly tolerant of JJ’s antics for the most part- until he decides enough-is-enough, and then all bets are off, usually resulting in tufts of cat hair floating through the air.
Despite their antics- I can’t imagine life without them. They make me laugh every day- and I know that their love and loyalty is something I can always count on.