Daily Archives: April 4, 2013

Reigning Cats & Dogs

No, I didn’t misspell or misuse the word – Read on, I think you’ll understand.

Being a pet owner and having had both cats and dogs, I can totally relate to the difference between the two beyond just the obvious.  Their demeanor is totally becoming and justified by the preconceived notion that we have about each:  Dogs are engaged, friendly lovers where as cats are aloof, I’ll think about loving you sorts.  So, today, I heard a comparison of the two and it totally resonated with me and I wanted to share it with you here.

Pet owners go out of their way to care for their pets, to feed them, give them water, play with them, and to provide love to them.  Pets, whether cats or dogs, become our children and we love them as such.

It’s their respective views of the world that got me thinking –

The Dog’s View:

You’re god and I love you for all that you do for me.

The Cat’s View:

I’m god and thanks for being my servant.

It’s another of those strange points of view that we often carry with us through the day, becoming the underlying context in which we treat others and look at life.  Do we look at life and are we thankful for it and all that it provides or do we look at life as one of  I’m here and you owe me.  It’s taken me a while; but, I’d like to think that I’m of the former – grateful for that which is given, bestowed, or entrusted.

As you go through the week, ask yourself and be aware of those around you and ask the question “am I a cat or a dog”. You be the judge of which one you want to be but, I can tell you I’ll be barking up a new tree based on this new found analogy.

God bless and have a great week.

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