Padikay and Kitty-Who-Is-Not-My Kitty Have a Chat

Updated on October 8, 2019
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What do I love: FAMILY is absolutely the most important focus of my life. I also adore Kitty and seeing plants grow and become.

Kitty...supervising me this afternoon

October 8 2019
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A New Day Begins

Each morning almost before I do anything else I open the blinds to let the day come in to greet me. Usually I find a precious little Kitty face peeking in at me through one of the windows on the east side of my place.

Kitty is not really my kitty. She is a shared kitty that I have come to love. She was dumped in our area so several of us feed and love her. She really does spend quite a bit of time with me and has found that my car is a perfect spot to rest her bones and is also a delightfully cool spot to rest under during her siesta times of the day.

She does love it that I feed her but often I do feel she adores the petting that I do as much if not more than the food she receives.

Her little head pops into the door way when I open the door to go out. She knows her boundaries though and very rarely has ever come inside.

Is this Kitty's car?


Taking Advantage

During the times we do take advantage of each other, we have an unheard-by-others way to communicate our deepest yearnings and thoughts.

Yes we do. We do take advantage of each other. Kitty relishes each stroke of her fur with my warm hands curling her body around my hands as they caress her. She was not too fond of the strange instrument I took out one day. But as soon as the brush moved gently across her body, she was hooked. Now she will often rub against it seemingly as a hint for me to pick it up and get busy. So she does take advantage of me.

But I am guilty too of 'using' her. When I see her race across the yard when I open my door throughout the day, a smile appears on my face every single time it happens.

The calm that washes over me as I pet her is more than welcome and settles any feelings of distress I may feel at the time. Nothing else exists just then. Lost in the pleasure of making her happy, time slips away and no troubles enter.

Kitty adores HER chair


What's it all about, Alfie? Lyrics

"What's it all about, Alfie? Is it just for the moment we live? What's it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?

Are we meant to take more than we give
Or are we meant to be kind?
And if only fools are kind, Alfie
Then I guess it is wise to be cruel
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie
What will you lend on an old golden rule?As sure as I believe there's a heaven above, Alfie
I know there's something much more,
Something even non-believers can believe in
I believe in love, Alfie
Without true love we just exist, Alfie
Until you find the love you've missed you're nothing, Alfie
When you walk let your heart lead the way
And you'll find love any day, Alfie

One of Kitty's favorite spots to play


Kitty plops on my feet any time she can.


Kitty and I

Walking around the yard in tandem with me as I pluck a weed from a flower bed or flower pot (some do sneak in a pot from time to time), Kitty and I continue our visit with each other.

She plops down anywhere she can and preens herself meticulously. After that task is complete she will wind her downy soft body between by legs as I head across the yard. I caution her not to make me fall but those words seem to fall on deaf ears.

She dashes off to inspect an elephant ear or coleus leaf that is dripping with water from a most recent sprinkling with a hose. An errant leaf dashing across the lawn gives her many moments of entertainment. And just let me rake up a pile of leaves and she is as happy as a pig in slops. If you have ever seen that you know exactly of what I speak.

Why are we here?

All of this togetherness time sparks me to say out loud to Kitty: You know we share so much fun together doing seemingly insignificant things together. Insignificant to others perhaps but joyful wondrous experiences that soothe our souls.

And you know. You and your kin and me and my kin. There must be a reason. For so many years, Kitty, I pondered the question of: what's the point....why am I here? Why are we here?

In a nutshell

The reason we are here, dear Kitty, is to make the walk for others easier. That is it---in a nutshell.

Many seemingly little things add up

You know how to do that, don't you? Kitty inquired of me.

Not waiting for an answer I knew what she was thinking:

By making those with whom we come in contact feel valued, of course. To make the walk of others easier, day by day.

It is so easy and asks little of you.

Acknowledge others as you encounter them throughout the day. Just like I do you, Padikay.

Smiles go such a long way.

A friendly greeting can open a door to a conversation even if ever so brief.

Maybe, once in a while, go out of your way to purr, or in your case, Padikay, greeting someone who may just be thoroughly uplifted by it.

It is so easy to make someone else's walk easier.

It asks so little of you and can unexpectedly turn someone's day around.

What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?

— George Eliot

A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.

— Ernest Hemingway

Everyone one of us is valuable

So simple. Asking little of us.

Bringing joy to others.

The bagger at the grocery store, the cashier who may be a bit grumpy, the stock person crouched on the floor stocking lower shelves. Anyone and everyone whose path you may cross, smiling, speaking, nodding can go a long way to brighten someone's day.

Each person we encounter fills an important role and sometimes we are so busy focusing on ourselves that we fail to recognize those with whom we have an opportunity to make a difference.

And so very often that encounter you may have may open a door to a meaningful exchange that makes both of you feel uplifted.

Just a listening ear is often what is needed and wanted.

Have you found ways to make the walk of someone else easier?

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You can make someone else's walk a bit easier today

We do not need to overthink this whole issue.

Reach out to others and you will be surprised at the result. In your little corner of the world you are making a difference in more lives than you know.

And, now Kitty and I will continue our walk. She has begun just recently to walk with me throughout the neighborhood looking for ways to make this time on our planet just a tiny bit better for others.

© 2019 Patricia Scott


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    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      12 days ago from sunny Florida

      Thank you, Pam, for com8ng back...the same thing happens to me sometimes. I am so enamoured of Kitty. She truly is just what I needed when I needed it. And making someone else's walk is another mantra I am adopting. I so enjoy stopping by your pages because you always share things I need to know. Angels are headed your way this afternoon.We finally got rain...our grass wad crunxhy!!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      12 days ago from Sunny Florida

      I read this wonderful article and typed a comment yesterday, so Patricia, I must be loosing it. Perhaps I didn't push the post button hard enough.

      Anyway, this article made me smile as it was full of such positive energy with suggestions on the best way to live. I have a cat I dearly love as well, so the cat pictures and references were something that meant a lot to me. I love the articles you write as they always touch my heart. Angels on the way to you, Patricia.

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      Dora Weithers 

      13 days ago from The Caribbean

      "Lost in the pleasure of making her happy, time slips away and no troubles enter." You're such a kind, caring soul, resulting in personal benefit--a period free from trouble. Thanks for this touching read!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      13 days ago from sunny Florida

      How sweet you are for saying such sweet things. I have had to work at it a bit more of late. But each day it becomes a little more easy to do so. It keeps me outer directed. And Kitty definitely helps. Angels are headed to you and yours this evening ps

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      13 days ago from sunny Florida

      That was exactly the term I thought of as I wrote about our relationship---symbiotic. We both benefit. and hopefully others benefit as we share our smiles and purrs with them. Indeed...God does guide our lives purposefully. Thank you for stopping. Angels are headed your way this evening.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      13 days ago from sunny Florida

      It is humbling to hear kind words from others...especially you who is so gifted with choosing just the most appropriate words. Take care of you all...hope to visit again very soon. More Angels and blessings and hugs and love are headed your way ps

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      Peggy Woods 

      13 days ago from Houston, Texas

      You are lucky to have Kitty, and she is fortunate to have you in her life as well. It was obviously meant to be. You bring sunshine into many people's lives just by being you!

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      Linda Lum 

      13 days ago from Washington State, USA

      What a lovely story, you and Kitty have a symbiotic relationship giving and receiving love. It flows between you like a tranquil stream, not rushed, not hurried. It is a part of Nature. I am so glad that you and she have found one another. It's not by accident. All that God directs has a purpose.

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      Bill Holland 

      13 days ago from Olympia, WA

      I was smiling all the way through this. Such an appropriate message from such a loving woman. Thank you for sharing your walk with us all. I am in complete agreement. It takes so little effort to bring joy into someone's life.

      Blessings and love coming your way


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