Jules, my cat, is not an ordinary cat. Like any other cat, she is regal, opinionated, stubborn, and incredibly loving when she feels like it. Which, in truth, does not happen very often. I rescued her from the ASPCA in August 2016 because they were going to put her down. As I said, she is not a very friendly and outgoing cat; she does not really like people; she just tolerates them … nothing more. But she and I have developed a kind of strange, out of this world relationship. I talk, she listens and then puts in her two cents.
Jules will never sit on your lap or sleep above your head (on your head), but she will gladly take over the couch and plop her butt against you. She tries to hunt things that are not there (hard to catch the occasional spider) and listens to me rant and rave about orange things. I think she agrees with me that it is time for a change.
On a different not, there are a few things I want to get off my chest. I live in Florida, and my family has been spared –so far—from the coronavirus. And no, it is not because of the heat or because everybody has been doing what is right (look at the numbers, they are climbing … 23.000 cases per day in Florida alone) but because we have been practicing the elementary precautions as outlined by the medical community. (a/k/a going nowhere, avoiding large groups, keeping to ourselves) You may think we are not important enough to continue living, but we beg to differ. For that to happen though, it will be necessary to pocket some stuff for a little while. We are all in this together. I mean, come on people, it is not rocket science! If the virus has nowhere to go, it will go away. For that to happen, it is necessary to do away with selfishness and think about the common good, think about the community. This thing is not about us alone. I wear a mask, and I protect you. Return the courtesy and wear a mask to protect me. And when I stand in line, respect the 6ft distance. I do not want to feel your breath on my neck.