“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and the future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”—Albert Einstein reflecting on the death of his friend Michele Besso
Mom took me on her lap and started petting me, I began to purr, LOUD, just for Mom.
Mom said I know Mindy Lou-Sue, my wonderful Min-Min, was teaching you about our way of life. I guess I should try and pick up where she left off.
So, while I purred; Mom petted me, she told me about the Business of Farming.
Mom told me that ranches are mostly grasslands for cows and sheep and horses and mules and… and farms raise crops.
Ranchers raise animals for meat and farmers raise crops that feed and clothe animals, including human animals.
Dogs and Cats, (purr, hum, purr) are important parts of farms. And ranches, Mom explained.
Dogs help ‘work’ on the farm and help ranchers take care of the animals on a ranch. Here on our farm, when Mom and Dad had dogs (Mom stopped and sighed.) The dogs went everywhere with us and helped irrigate.
I CAN GO! I stopped purring and stood up; looking Mom right in the eye. I can help.
Mom smiled and turned me back around and sat me down so I could get more scratches and pets.
Kitties, of which you are one, Mom said, all the while petting me, as the keeper of the farmyard/ or if the kitty lives on a ranch, the ranch yard.
Kitties keep the mice away from the house, the barns the work sheds, the grain bins, everything.
Kitties are a very important part of making a farm or ranch run smooth.
I got up again and gave Mom a head butt and a lick on her cheek.
Then I jumped down, stretched, fluffed my tail, and strutted off.
We, Cats, ARE very important!
Mom is so right!
Now, I have ‘stuff’ to do, important Stuff!
Looks like a very smart cat
Him is Darwing, and just wonderful!
Every single critter on the farm – furry and human and plant – has important work to do. That’s how farms and ranches keep clicking along to fulfill their role in the world. Here in the city, we are grateful to all of you for fitting into the puzzle of our lives so we can also click along…
Love and licks,
I like that…clicking along!
Ahhhh from a poor little kitten that was abandoned to a beautiful farm cat. Mom & Dad took care of you and Mindy taught you the farm ropes. It is up to you now to fill Mindy’s paws. She and Boomer are watching from the Rainbow Bridge, Good job, little one.
I’m a big kid now!!! TLC-Cai Cai P.S. Mom said the vet thinks I am now 8 months old 🙂
I’m glad Mom was able to tell you all the important things that you need to do to help the farm run smoothly. You’re right — you have IMPORTANT stuff to do!
I do…see that big bird….TLC Cai-Cai
Yes Miss TLC, one of the important things you have to do…is stay alive! Be smart and don’t wander too far from the house and the people who love you.
Yes, TLC stay close! Mom
Be careful out there!
That’s what Mom says all the time. I tell I AM!!! and Run off. TLC Cai-Cai
So good you are there for your mom! I am sure you will do a good job and remember all that dear Mindy ❤️explained about the farm.
I am trying. I still Meow for her lots. So does Mom.
Charlee: “We cats are very important.”
Chaplin: “Some might say we are the center of the universe.”
Lulu: “Who are these ‘some’ who might say that?”
Charlee: “We are.”
Lulu: “That’s what I thought.”
Charlee: “We’re not giving up on purring for Mindy to come home.”
Chaplin: “No we are not. Come home, Mindy!”
Lulu: “Yes, Mindy, come home. Your family misses you!”
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Thank you so much, I hope she hears you. I need a Mindy Love and Purr.
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You are so right .. you are very important!! And very handsome 🙂
I know! TAIL SWISH! TLC Cai-Cai
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You are such a pretty & smart kitty. Meow. I’m sorry Min-Min is missing. Meow. I hope she returns. Meow. You are so wonderful for assisting your Mom. Meow. I always try to help my Mom. Meow.
I’m so sorry, Momma. It’s hard with no closure. You gonna get a puppy?
I don’t know. I really don’t know. TLC Cai-Cai is lonely, but I don’t know.
You need a Lab or a Retriever.
I would like a smaller dog, if I get one. One like Fuzzy or Boomer size.
Small Australian Shepherd? American Foxhound? Border Collie? Good farm/ranch dogs…
Yes something like that. I think, in time, the Universe will bring one to me.