'They' call me a crazy cat lady- but there's really only one cat in my life.
And it may sound typical, but animals seem to have a sixth sense, an empathetic intuition that transcends verbal communication. That is to say, my cat knows then I'm having a bad day long before Jay or anyone else. It's a different type of relationship than that which I have with the dog. The dog and I, we're like school buddies- we hang out and fool around, but in the end she's going to lick any face that's paying attention to her. Cats, they tend to be much pickier- they like to judge, and they prefer to do what they want, when they want. So, if you have a cat that takes the time to engage you, you either have a bag of treats in your hand, or a lifelong companion.
What Daughter Says: Pets are children- who you clean up after their entire lives. Take care of your fur children in ways they cannot, even if they can't quite say 'thanks!'