Days of Hell:  Living 24/7 With my Caretaker Under Foot

Be Civilized, Show Compassion

 

Well, I guess nothing is perfect, and right now the humans seem to be in a pretty dicey predicament.  Seems like Bobby Dylan is right, A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall and you all don’t know when it’s going to stop raining.  But I’ve got news for you all:  You will make it (but don’t forgot to wash your paws, ah hands)!

There was this famous anthropologist named Margaret Mead who once said that the first indication of civilization in an ancient culture was the sign that a femur (thighbone) that had been broken had also healed. Because in the animal kingdom if you break your leg, you die. You cannot run from bad animals or get to the river for a drink or hunt for food. (And we all know what great hunters cats are!)   Because in order for an animal to survive, they need someone to care for them long enough for the bone to heal.

A broken femur that has healed is evidence that someone has bound up the wound, carried the person to safety and nursed the person through recovery. Helping someone else through difficulty is when civilization starts, this famous human anthropologist said.  I would like to think I’m a civilized kitty, because I’m helping my caretaker through a difficult time.  And she too, is quite civilized as I have lots of food and someone who cares for me.  Perhaps this pandemic will show how civilized we are.

So here’s some advice for you humans:  Be civilized…show compassion.  Remember, the world is coming together, even though the people stay apart.

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