“If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.” Mark Twain
I said Goodbye to Zeus this week. My Furry Friend had lived during parts of 3 decades. That’s a Long Time…Especially in Cat Years.
Zeus was a Tuxedo. Black on Top. White on the Bottom. With a Black Mask any Bank Robber would Envy.
He was a Gentle Soul. Never Bit Anybody. He even left the Mice Alone…But, He was a Great Teacher.
He Taught Me How to Age Gracefully…In a World that Sometimes Doesn’t Value the Wisdom of Elders.
He Taught Me How to Love Unconditionally…In a World that Frequently Rewards Power over Passion.
He Taught Me How to Die with Dignity…In a World that Too Often Puts People in Sterile Surroundings For Their Final Moments on this Earth.
Zeus Helped Me Through Some Tough Times in My Life…A Friend’s Cancer Diagnosis. The Loss of a Grandson.
My Kitty Hung Around a Long Time. Perhaps Longer Than He Needed To. Maybe, Just Long Enough for Me to Adjust to His Mortality…Long Enough For Me to Write Him a Goodbye Song.
So, I Did What any Good Celtic Musician Would Do..I Wrote “Kitty Lullaby” and Sang it for Zeus to the Melody of an Old Irish Tune…Watch it here..