Today, while walking the pups in the cool-I-saw-my-breath-morning (and saw snow on the mountain tops!), we spotted in the distance, a child on her way to school.
Backpack almost as big as she was.
When looking closer, we noticed she was carrying a cat.
A very large cat.
She had it by the underarms, legs dangling..
Obviously the cat was hers. She walked to a front door, and gently placed the cat on the porch.
She took a few steps and the cat followed her. I could almost hear the heavy-sigh as she put the cat back on the porch.
However, no words were ever spoken.
This time she walked away, and the cat sat and watched. The child rounded the corner and the cat stretched it's neck to see her, but stayed put.
Until the child peeked her head , just her head, around the corner of the building to see if her cat was being good.
And the cat was still, until it saw the child and started following again....
Finally, the cat gave up, the child walked to school and the day continued.Somehow, the whole scene made me smile.
The child, acting as the "adult", knowing it wasn't in the cat's best interest to follow her, and the cat - the "child" who wants it's way...
Life. Beautiful, compromising, lovely life.
What made you smile today??