Eddie has his favourite sunbeam in which he loves to bask. We never find him sleeping in it though, as it’s in the middle of our walkway to the kitchen so he stays alert in this busy spot. I actually think this is why he has chosen it as a favourite place … because it’s in the middle of the household action. Ed is a real family man. In the 9 years we have had him I can honestly say that he has never hidden himself from our view like many cats do. He is always easily found, usually in the vicinity of his true-love, Nick. And when Nick is not at home I can be sure that our furry friend is astutely aware of his absence and awaiting his return.
Sometimes his unabashed adoration of Nick makes me sad and I tell Ed that I’m going to go out and find myself a cat who will love me. I am kidding when I say this because I know he loves me too, but just in a different way.
I watched a movie on Netflix last night called Hachi : A Dog’s Tale. It was based on the true story of a dog who waited for his owner at the train station, everyday for 9 years after the man died. It starred Richard Gere and the dog was a beautiful Akita. The movie involved a satisfying amount of cute puppy action too. It was very good and I recommend it, though be sure to have a box of tissues near by while you watch it. Here’s a link on wiki about the real dog Hachiko.
The story reminded me of a memorial statue I saw in Edinburgh Scotland and the associated story about Greyfriars Bobby. He was a Terrier who apparently spent every night at his deceased master’s grave site for 14 years. I have a poignant memory of the time I was near the statue. Nick and I were having lunch in a pub nearby where we had a clear view of the statue and the plaque explaining the story. I looked on as a family approached, two parents and two daughters, about 7 and 11 years old. I watched as the elder daughter read the plaque and upon understanding the story, began to cry. Both her parents embraced her and the family of four moved along down the street in a tight huddle until they were out of sight.
Wishing you a wonderful day, filled with love.