I am currently sitting in a house of some dear friends. I am here because when they go away I am sometimes lucky enough to watch their cat. I love my dogs but sometimes a cat to curl up on your lap is nice too. Unfortunately this cat doesn’t do that but he is great fun and sometimes allows me to pet him.
I take pet watching very seriously as I know how much of a relief it is when I know my dogs are taken care of while I am away from home. Each pet owner has their own level of comfort and I try to make sure I do whatever is necessary for my friends to feel at ease.
|This couch beckons|
There is a more selfish reason I like to watch their cat though. Their house is my oasis. Yes it’s true. When I am here I don’t see any chores that may need to be done. The house is spotless and typically a lovely spot of food is left for me. Always yummy but made more so because of the thoughtfulness behind it. The living room is a cool relaxing place where I can get away from the heat of the day. Their sunroom (my favorite) is where I typically set up camp with laptop or book, settle into the easy chair and watch the squirrels and birds on the large oak trees outside.
|My favorite spot|
There is a peace here created by two loving people that must touch all who enter. I can’t explain it but I feel it. It makes my shoulders ease up, my breathing slow and frees my mind. So I stay a few hours, talk to the cat, and write or draw or nap even.
I know my friends think I am the one doing them the favor but really it is the other way around. This is my moment of peace and I am grateful.