I’d LIke to pay homage to all of the moms out there whose “kids” are cats. Especially the ones whose ONLY kids are cats.
We get shortchanged on Mother’s Day. We’re not acknowledged by most for the love, care and support we give the felines in our families.
It’s interesting from a sociological standpoint that as couples begin lives together and begin to build a family, even close friends can grow apart when one couple has cat kids and the other has human kids. Us cat moms have to endure hours upon hours of conversation about soccer games, ballet, bagpipe lessons, and how little Michelle is a prodigy to rival Einstein. Michelle’s parents don’t want to hear about my cats, they just want to talk about Michelle. We see each other less and less, eventually becoming just Christmas card friends.
That’s somewhat less the case with parents who also have cats, but ultimately, soccer practice and PTA meetings win out.
OK, maybe I’m just a teensy bit bitter that I’ll never be the star of Mother’s Day despite the fact that our cats are family in every way. When a cat has stolen a piece of your heart, it is no less valid an attachment than that of parents and human spawn.
Those who say, “It’s just a cat” have never had a cat, have never experienced their rich emotional lives, have never been enriched by the parental attachment to these little furry beasts.
So, Cat Moms, whether your cats remembered you on Mother’s Day or not, let us salute ourselves for a job well done. We rock!
Category: 0 - Featured