In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
As I headed out into the cold, damp morning for a run, I just wanted
to hurry up and get it over with. I usually like to run in the sunshine
or at the end of the day when I can take in the beauty of the sunset.
But there was no hope for sun today. I just wanted to finish and
go home for a hot shower.
As I rounded a corner, I saw an animal crossing the street up ahead.
I couldn't tell at first if it was a large cat or a small dog, but as I neared
it became clearer. Definitely a cat.
It walked up a driveway and sat next to a tree. Something about the
way it looked at me told me it was friendly. So I stopped running and
bent down. I softly called to him and almost immediately he began
walking toward me, unafraid.
Meowing and purring, he began rubbing against my knee, thoroughly
enjoying the attention. He was remarkably handsome and sweet!
At one point, as I was fiddling with my iPhone to take a picture, he
seemed to get impatient because I had stopped petting him and he
hopped on my back and put his paws on my head! But I wasn't
After a few minutes, I said goodbye and started walking away.
He meowed and started following me!
I couldn't resist another snuggle and this time I picked him up.
I'm sure he is a well-loved member of some lucky family!
When we finally parted ways and I continued on my run,
I felt much lighter on my feet and in my heart.
Even without the sun,
the day seemed much brighter.