|©Linda Nelson 2018|
I can't exactly recall what I was doing after the nap, but I do recall noticing my little kitty snuggled in his cat cubby, supposedly deep in "dream world", and thought nothing of it. But..... he didn't eat the dinner I put out for him and didn't join me at bedtime. Yes, this cat sleeps with me, but not that night.
|(kitty napping peacefully - photo taken a few years ago)|
It seems that my kitty has been spared the worse case scenario, and has sustained a Type 1/ borderline Type 2 category injury (click link to learn about that). At this point, though, we are still in critical care mode. I will do everything I can to help him in the healing process, which is where the silence comes in.
Injured animals seek shelter in quiet, hidden places to protect themselves from predators while they heal. In an effort to provide the best healing environment for my little kitty, I've limited the amount of lights turned on in the evening and have been refraining from listening to the radio, talking on the phone and making unnecessary noise. And, what I've realized is that it has been a very healing environment for me too. All too often, I turn on the radio to my preferred PBS station, thinking it good practice to keep up with what's current, in addition to being entertained by interesting topics on aired programs. And, while that's all well and good, so is silence. It just feels so cleansing. And calming. And soothing. And peaceful. And, though my thoughts are that of my cat's medical needs in the moment and not of resolutions and good cheer, I'm finding silence to be a most beautiful way to ring in the New Year.
So, to my fellow blogging friends...... I silently raise my