The lesson we can thank our kitties for in this issue is very simple:
With the exception of a dish of fresh food waiting for him or her did you ever see a cat rush into any kind of situation?
No, and you won’t. Cats like to think about situations before getting involved.
Not humans. From about the time we learn to drive, we suddenly are in a hurry about anything. Your teenager will come to tell you or bring you something, and you hope he or she will stop and chat for a while.
“Can’t right now,” you’ll be told. “I need to get on over to (wherever he or she needs urgently to go.”
But the older we get, the more dangerous it is to hurry. Mistakes are easier to make. The old saying applies: “There’s never time to do something right, but there’s always time to do it over.”
Older people can have accidents by rushing too fast. They can fall down and break bones all because they were rushing when there was really no need to rush.
So slow down! Allow some time to think about what you’re going to do before you do it. There aren’t many things in life that are worth risking mistakes, accidents or other unfortunate occurrences by rushing. Maybe a few, but not many. And certainly it’s very rare to really have to rush in an automobile. That’s what the officer will tell you when he stops you for speeding. And he’s almost always right.
Your kitty knows that if a thing is worth doing, it’s worth thinking about to be sure you do it right. That’s what cats do. They slow down and think first.
We could learn so much from cats.