It’s Never Too Late

These earthquakes we’ve been having.  Some think the cause may be “fracking.”  Some think not.  Some think the available data is insufficient.

Fracking is the practice of pumping fluid underground to inject cracks in the deep shale rock, from which natural gas escapes and is then captured. Fracking has been banned in Arkansas but not, I believe, in Oklahoma.

It’s not too late to stop.

A blogger friend asked, a while back, why people want animals in their lives.  She says her childhood cat Pepper was there to keep her “tethered to life,” even when everything around her “was turning to dust.”

I want Bugs in my life because he has shown me this:

It’s never too late for love.

Last night a friend said goodbye to Rudy-cat.  Rudy was a feral little guy who showed up at my friend’s doorstep about a year ago, shepherded there by Callie social-worker-cat.  Callie let Rudy eat first.  Rudy was so disastrously maimed it wasn’t at all clear he’d survive.  Over time, he mended; he ended up a cuddlebug, more so than Callie.  Yesterday he was diagnosed with feline AIDS.  And so his short, valiant little life came to an end.

Love came just in time for my friend and Rudy.

It’s never too late for love.

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About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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7 Responses to It’s Never Too Late

  1. typist for JhaJha, the Petite Panther says:

    Such a blessing you are, Anita! May we all find comfort in ever-expanding love. Thank you to all those who share love. XOX

  2. When a feline/human relationship is “difficult”, those moments when you see that the love is mutual mean so much more… Savor every second!

  3. Pingback: Savoring Every Second | catself

  4. Wazeau says:

    When they slide that paw over your arm, claiming you as theirs, it makes everything all right.

  5. littlemiao says:

    I don’t have any profound sentiments to add, but I agree with everyone here. I am sorry that Rudy-cat’s time with his person was so short. So sad… but this is a good reminder that the pain is worth it. Somehow, it is worth it for those moments of love.

    Oh, fracking… it is an awful, awful thing that leaves ripples of destruction everywhere it reaches. Wisconsin is being torn up by sand mines, sand for fracking. 😦 I hope it’s not too late to stop.

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