I’ll just say it. I love our cat. I do.
Pets lower blood pressure, add meaning, teach empathy, and make people laugh. Bean, like most animals, is playful and I’m grateful that she is a cat of many games, games that lift my spirits no matter what mood I’m in or what’s going on.
Here are a few of her favorites:
Devil-cat-behind-the bed, pretend-your-ankle-is-an-enemy, bat-at-your-hands-while-you-are-typing, change-the-settings-on-the-computer-with-her-feet, hide-behind-a-corner-and-leap-two-feet-in-the-air-at-your-legs, Monitor-The-Printer-Monster!!!, attack-the-broom, hide-the-lego, snuggle-as-close-to-your-neck-as-possible-while-you-are-reading, Oh!-Your-Arm-Is-A-Chew-Toy!, get-as-close-to-the-edge-of-the-tub-without-getting-wet, people-fetch (chasing a ball, but not returning it), chase-the-human, and my personal favorite, her own version of Dramatic Stalking Cat.
She loves this game.