Happy International Cat Day!
Cat lovers around the world are celebrating today with their feline friends and companions during an international observance organized some 16 years ago by an animal rights group.
I’m not a cat guy, but over the years, what used to be considerable dislike for animals I most associated with catching mice and climbing curtains has softened considerably.
I saw our son, who grew up a cat hater, grow to love the cats he shared his home with and even adopt a stray he thought might not survive outside.
At this point I know that cats bring a lot of love to their human companions, require little or no daily maintenance, and do have personalities as different and varied as we humans.
Cats, to me, are like asparagus.
I’m not a fan, but if a cat brings you joy, enjoy international cat day with an extra treat for him or her and maybe one for yourself too.
That’s the way I see it.