Can I Come Back as a Spoiled Cat?Published July 28, 2010
Even though I frequently profess that my passion for felines is an inherited trait, passed on to me through my father - I suspect that one of my former lifetimes was spent as a kitty living in humble conditions in the back alleys of the North East. This would explain the lengths to which I go to ensure that our beloved kitties are spoiled rotten. I'm hoping that in my next lifetime I will be a beautiful feline that is absolutely and utterly spoiled, but under the condition that my dear friend, Jamaka, is my owner. She deserves a place in the hall of fame for folks who worship their kitties and there has to be a logical reason why we found each other on the Internet, years ago. I am certain that there was no coincidence that after I shared my recent blog about Catios and Jamaka emailed me a photo collage of an elaborate cat enclosure she built when she lived in the Mojave desert - an area I have always been drawn to, with it's sweet, wafting, hypnotic scent of juniper and dessert flowers. I've also always felt a sense of spiritual peace there. Perhaps while I was meditating during a retreat the spirit of some high priestess of cat-worshiping touched me. In any event, I can only imagine the degree of contentment and fulfillment these cats must have experienced at Jamaka's. Cat doors made access to a fully-enclosed outdoor area available to them upon demand. The enclosure was built adjacent to a four-stall stable, two of which were fully insulated, atop a concrete slab covered with all-weather boat deck carpeting. A swamp- cooler and misters were provided for the hot summer months, and heaters to kept the enclosure toasty during the winter. A Catio built gave easy entrance to the enclosure for the "indoor only" house residents. A three- perch climbing structure and carpeting, a wide variety of toys and pillows, combined with interactive exercisers rounded out their fabulous feline oasis. As I read the description of these amazing structures, I turned green with envy. So cat lovers, wouldn't you also long to attain even just one lifetime as a cat . . . of course under the tender ministrations of a cat servant par excellence? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.