I have many many things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving but two of the biggest things I’m grateful for are pictured above; Miss Bella and Sele. Anyone who’s been loved by an animal knows this incredibly special bond. I’ve had quite a few kitties in my life and have loved them all but not as much as I do with Sele and Miss Bella.
I’ve been through a really hard time these last six months with having to move out of my house and then finding a new apartment in a new city. I was so worried about how Sele and Miss Bella would do but they’ve taught me the ability to be strong and flexible. They didn’t like the move of course and were frightened when we first moved into my apartment but they quickly got used to it and now seem to really like our cozy little arrangement.
I feel alone and unwanted quite a lot but whenever Miss Bella or Sele are sitting on my lap and purring, I forget my pain and allow myself to just feel loved. I know my family and friends love me but it’s not the unconditional love that my cats have given me. People who’ve never been loved by an animal won’t understand this post and may assume that I’m some crazy cat lady (well, I kinda am) But those of you who have deep bonds with a pet know exactly what I’m talking about. I’m going to go over to my parents to spend Thanksgiving and yes, I love them, but to tell you the truth I often feel lonelier when I’m in their company than when I’m with Miss Bella and Sele.
As I said, I have many things to be grateful for but one of them is sitting in my lap as I write this and I know all is right with the world.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends who are celebrating it and may love and happiness fill your heart.
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