Cats and Chaos
A couple of months ago we got adopted by a cat. It's not that we adopted a cat, which would have been the normal thing to do, it's that our neighbour's cat adopted us.
He is a lovely cat, all white and fluffy and quite regal.and one day he appeared next to the terrace door and asked to be let in.
And while our neighbour (whom we frantically texted) found the whole thing funny, we were a little less sure about the whole being visited by a cat thing.
I've wanted to write about it since he first appear, but for the life of me, I just couldn't figure out what can you learn from being adopted by a cat.
And then Hidai said - it's the chaos. Not because the cat does anything to create chaos mind you, he is an excellent cat.
It's because of the chaos that comes with him - you never know when he will appear, what he'll want to do, for how long he will stay, and how everyone will react to him.
When we lived in Gibraltar we had this wall sticker that said - life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain - we put it there mostly because we were never good at embracing the chaos around.
We always do better when we control the situation, when there is a plan and a structure, and clarity. But life doesn't work like that, and business doesn't work like that, so we put the sticker up and let the cat in.
But us being us, we learned the cat-patterns, and organised a routine around his visits, and even got him a scratchy surface thingy. We really felt like we have it all figured out.
So one day, about a week ago, the cat suddenly stopped coming over.
And a few days later we suddenly had a new ginger cat instead, and this one just likes standing outside our terrace door.
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