Sunday, 12 February 2017

My Valentine is My Pet and Here is Why #sundayselfie

Valentine Selfie


Mum and I are close. Very close.

But you all know that.

So here is Mum to tell you that it doesn't matter if you are single and don't have a Valentine this year.

Why?

Well, love isn't just romantic love, is it?

You can love your parents, grandparents, children, friends and of course, your darling PETS!

In fact, the love between pets and humans can be very strong indeed. Some might say it's the strongest.


HERE IS MUM TO TELL YOU WHY.

"My darling Athena is my Valentine because I feel complete when I'm with her. And I can't say that I've ever truly felt like that with anyone else (human).


Ever since the day we rescued each other in July 2011 we have taken care of each other. 


When I'm down, she knows it and tries to make it all better. She sticks by me, purrs and makes biscuits on me. How soothing for the soul is that! I don't think anything else can compare.


We kiss and cuddle all the time throughout the day, and neither one of us feels smothered. If Athena doesn't like it I can sense it and back off for a while. But most of the time she loves her mummy's kisses and cuddles 💕


Cats are great for someone like me. A human with depression and anxiety. Athena really helps to reduce the stress I feel most days. When my mind is gripped by yet another beastly negative thought - usually that I am a loser and don't have a future - I've learned to bring my thoughts back to the present and focus on the moment. Just like a cat.

Yes, cats are experts in 'mindfulness' aren't they?

Athena has the loudest purr and I love to put my ear close to her so I can feel that magical vibration and hear the sweet music of the soul that seems to heal every bone in my body and every panicky thought in my unquiet mind.

She makes me feel loved and needed. For example, I know that I can't stay in bed in the morning because my little one needs feeding. And as every cat parent knows, you don't need an alarm when you have a cat! 


I trust her. I don't need her to tell me anything. Her thoughts and actions speak loudly to me. It's like we exist in our own little world, or on the same spiritual plane, so far removed from the insanity of human life, with its materialistic shallowness, greed and desire to destroy everything on this planet. All this stuff simply overwhelms me and I regularly need an escape. 


And what better way than to escape into the world of cat.

Where I find nothing but pure true love.

And I wouldn't have it any other way because you can never be lonely if you have a pet. 


So go on, adopt your furry soulmate today and experience the true meaning of love!" 


💓💕💖

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27 comments:

Erin the Cat said...

There is more truth in those words than many non pet lovers can ever imagine. Sharing a life and love on an unconditional basis is wonderful, and we wouldn't exchange it for the world. Purrs for a wonderful Valentine's Day. Erin

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

Such beautiful thoughts and words! You two are indeed lucky to have each other! And I agree -pets are so important - i know that no matter how I am feeling I laugh out loud at least once a day because of their antics- i bet people without pets can't say that!

meowmeowmans said...

So true, and so, so beautiful! The love between you and Mum is pure and unconditional, Athena. Purrs and hugs, and wishes for the happiest of Valentine's Days. :)

Summer said...

I love your take on Valentine's Day!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I agree all you need is the love of a cat. XO

Dory and the Mama said...

So very true!!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

The Swiss Cats said...

That's so true, we totally agree ! What beautiful words ! Purrs

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy Valentine's!

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. I'm sure I speak for all animal lovers :)

Marie Symeou said...

Exactly. Athena can be such a crazy cat sometimes and she makes me laugh with her antics!

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. Pets are the best!

Marie Symeou said...

Thanks. It's good to share something different!

Marie Symeou said...

They are such healing creatures :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. I don't normally write a lot here but I just had to get that out!

Marie Symeou said...

Thanks. Happy Valentine's to you too!

Sasha said...

Hi Athena, please visit Sasha for his fourth birthday party. All the blogging cats are welcome.

Eastside Cats said...

Love is all you need! (It also helps that there is purring, soft fur and silly, kitty antics too!)

Marie Symeou said...

I left a comment on your blog. I hope you got it!

If not, have a great birthday!

Marie Symeou said...

Yes, I love Athena's soft fur!

Caren Gittleman said...

we agree!!! Cody and Dakota are my Valentine's! Don't tell my husband! lol xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Jean Dion said...

What a beautiful tribute you've written here. You speak so beautifully of your relationship with your sweet cat, and I can't help but think it might inspire someone to head out and find their own kitty soul mate.

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

The Indulged Furries said...

You two share a very special bond. Happy Valentine's Day.

Marie Symeou said...

We won't!

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you for your sweet words. Yes, we hope it inspires many to go out and rescue the love of their lives :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. Same to you!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Pardon our lateness. Carpal tunnel this week. I love the way you put your feelings into words. So honest and real. I feel the same about Peaches & Paprika. One is always joyously waiting for me when I come home. Sometimes I feel like we're in our own little loving world. Purrs and whisker kissing and biscuits. thank you for sharing your loving tribute! - Hugs & Biscuits, Carol, P & P