“Meow” means “woof” in cat.” – George Carlin
As the time changes and a new month begins, I am about to step in a dramatically new direction. Two cat brothers raised together from birth and recently abandoned will join me as together we navigate living in collaboration … building a new relationship … discovering new connection. A loving and temporary caretaker has enabled them to transition through their fears as I prepared to bring them into my small yet welcoming environment. Not since the passing of my dog buddy Boss some years ago have I ventured into the role of pet guardian, but now the time seems right … flexibility, time to focus, a new life phase beginning … all seems right to explore this new opportunity for connection.
Though excited and pleased with what is unfolding, I have learned from my journey to have no expectations … just intentions to create a safe and loving space for us to thrive, and discover and define what will be right for us all. I offer space for them to grow … they offer me the same. Where such growth takes us all will be revealed over time. Where once I would have set goals and charted courses, I now create opportunity and let go so that more natural forces may influence the results. There is no “time” here … simply a place for change to occur. The rest will be revealed as a story is revealed with each turning of a page in a new book. I’ve learned … I’ve seen through eyes of fascination the artwork of allowing things to unfold. It has been one of the “big” lessons learned along my journey, and continues to be as I walk and live.
So me and ‘da boys will hang out today … taking small, initial steps towards our shared adventure. And what an exciting time we will have … going somewhere unknown and meant to travel together.