Every Christmas and birthday my husband has asked me what I want. My response, an orange tabby cat. That’s many years of responding the same way and never receiving that gift.
On Christmas Eve, 2007, my kids rescued a cat that was on his way to the animal shelter if a home couldn’t be found for him. They brought home the cutest, fuzzy kitten. Not an orange tabby but that was okay. He is one Christmas present I won’t soon forget.
When they brought him inside, I thought something was wrong with him. He wouldn’t open his eyes. He finally became comfortable and opened them, and I fell in love.
Every time we take Maverick to the vet, he keeps his eyes closed. Our daughter and I have a theory…..he keeps his eyes closed because he thinks it makes him invisible. All of his fears disappear.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all we had to do was close our eyes?
I’m going to try it. If it doesn’t work then I’m crawling under the coffee table because he thinks he’s invisible under there as well.
Oh, and that orange tabby cat remains at the top of my list.
Along with a late night (for us) Seattle Seahawks win, Maverick is what I found beautiful yesterday.
I hope you find something beautiful today.