Quote of the Day: You’re no lady. You’re nothing but a sister. – one of my all time favorite lines from Disney’s The Aristocats.
If you haven’t watched it in while, or if your youngsters have never seen it (gasp!), pop it in on your next movie night. This is one of my favorite Disney movies. Yes, it’s all about the jazz music. I mean, m-m-m, so smooth and sultry, and naturally, Everybody wants to be a cat. Because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at.
I’m sure we’ve watched this movie with our cat Matilda, and she’s living the part, man. She climbs up on the piano bench and sits right next to me or any of my piano students who will allow it, and purrs to the music. She’s offered pet therapy to some high strung students, and welcomed the young new ones in, giving them something to focus on and look forward to. She calms their nerves.
I do worry about allergies. One boy needs her to be in the basement when he comes, and one girl can’t tolerate her at all, which makes me sad. I will miss her musical family.
Matilda is my music loving, pet therapy cat. I plan to write stories about her, or include her actions in my books. And, speaking of books, I want to invite you to read this post by Kittie Howard from The Block. Click on over there and be inspired to write and share your work and try to make the world a better place. Kittie has lived in many dark and beautiful places in the world and has witnessed both. Thanks, Kittie, for sharing your stories and making a difference! (It’s just a funny coincidence about her name, I swear!)
Journaling Prompt: When has a pet helped you or someone you know? Do you have a favorite movie from childhood that still makes you smile?
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Mary, just caught up on your Wednesday post and here you are again! Love the kitty on the piano bench. We have lots of cat action around here too. The older the kids get, the more I am getting back into enjoying them. Nothing like a nap with a cat next to you midday — a true catnap. 🙂
I’ve had many pet friends who have helped me through life things. I imagine your kitty makes the music even better.
The connection between pet and people is so special. We adopted our cat after she spent over 4 months in the humane society, she’s a sweetheart. And anyways, we all know, Cats Rule 🙂
Thanks for the shout-out, Mary! Here’s hoping all of us together can make a difference.
Your heart is truly as big as the outdoors. (And for those reading, when I first started blogging, I thought I was writing into thin air. Mary’s comments touched the soul of who I am and, well, here I am over a year later and forever grateful Mary entered my life. Mary’s truly a treasure, a really real person…love ya, girl!)
About cats, I melt, purrr! Yep, only a cat knows where it’s at! :))))
I love cats! How wonderful that yours can fill so many needs. I’ll pop over and give Kittie’s post a read. 🙂
I’m have a brutal asthmatic reaction to cats… sorry,
but I did have one growing up when the reaction wasn’t as bad.
I’d have to say our dog Diesel provides lots of family therapy.
Had a canary, Rocky, in university that got extremely jealous of my boyfriend, now husband, so we let his parents (not pet people) take care of him until he passed into birdie heaven, and they were smitten and devoted and I think it helped in their empty nest transition.
A favorite movie of mine also. My daughter is allergic to cats too. :O(
Our dog, Robbie is good therapy for everyone. He loves all the attention that he can get. My husband talks to him the most and makes excuses for all his naughty deeds!
Matilda is so unique, a cat who loves piano music and students! It always amazes me how animals can bring simple love into our lives.
Mary, this is so amazing. I just read at Pink Ink about her daughter getting a horse; now I come here!!
Laura the dog helps me EVERY DAY. I see a spirit determined to recover from abuse, I see patience as she sits ALL DAY in my writing chair, waiting for me to quit tapping the silly keys and take her for a jaunt.
And she runs to the door when she hears me come home!!!
Blessings, dear one.