Friday, 2 March 2012

Blog of the Ghost Cat

The inspirational Eden, over at Edenland has shared her belief (or perhaps, hope) that everyone is assigned a guardian angel. She also writes that a feather on our path are sign that an angel has been there. She has asked:

"What's your own personal sign that things will be ok? That you're safe, in the world. That something or someone has your back."

 I love to take part in Eden Memes, to see if my writing is up to the challenge of digging a little deeper than I normally do on this blog….so here goes…

Note: I’ve written that as my introduction so that you don’t think I’m completely crazy (or at least I’m not alone in my craziness) when I tell you about my ghost cat.

This may be hard to appreciate if you are not a cat person, but I have always grown up with cats around. It’s strange though because my mum always hated cats…so I think it must have been my dad’s doing…..

I think there is a certain type of person that is a cat person. One who is a little quiet, introspective, likes their own company. A person that can seem a little aloof, but really appreciates a good ‘scratch under the chin’, but only when they want it of course!

Cat’s are more than opportunistic ‘flea bags’. They are companions. My cat’s seem to know when I, or one of the kids are sick, they sort of stand guard, by hovering on the couch, or curled up on the end of the bed.

Our cat 'Sporty' watching over my sick little man

I was definitely a cat person  type of child, especially when my dad left…..

Throughout my life, at times of stress, sadness, and heartbreak or even just times when I’m alone, I can feel the tell tale brush of a cats tail against my legs, or ‘feel’ a cat behind me. I reach around expecting to feel the warm soft fur, but there is nothing there. Sometimes I just assume my own cat is in the room with me, until I find him locked outside.

At first I was sure I was imagining  it…..and I most probably am. But now I find that feeling comforting, a sign, almost like an old friend , just letting me know that they are there, specially for me…standing guard.

I have always loved the idea of guardian angles. I have always wondered if my sister, who passed away as a baby, is ‘out there’ watching over me and now my children. I wonder if my first miscarried baby is there with her.

As a scientist, I tend to think rationally and mostly believe that we are flesh and bones and pulses of electricity and hormones. But I don’t think this biological rationalaism fully explains love.… I really hope there is something more. I hope that the love we feel will continue after we’ve gone. Perhaps this love is carried in the hearts of the people we love, or perhaps the love is released out into the universe to stay with them, watch over them and protect them..... and when it's needed most….drop a feather…or…give you fleas J

Pop over to Edenland and find out what other think about their *signs* . It's a fascinating read!!




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24 comments:

  1. I love this! Your description of "cat people" really hit home--I am one, too.

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment...and thanks for understanding :)

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  2. Thanks so much for your lovely comment...and thanks for understanding :)

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  3. I totally understand "cat people".

    I love that you can 'feel' this love in such a tangible form.

    (I have cat dreams. Significant ones. Or at least I used to. Thoughts for another post...)

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    1. Thanks Lucy! I'd love to hear about your cat dreams!

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  4. I'm not a cat person - but I can appreciate the beauty and comfort of such a sign.
    xx

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    1. Thanks Shar...I thought everyone would think I was crazy...but it turns out that I'm not alone in seeing the 'signs' (or perhaps I'm not alone in being crazy :)).

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  5. I love this! My boys (cat boys not human boys) always sit on my bed, or snuggle into me if my husband isn't home, but the best time is when I'm sick. My cranky boy who hates everyone, literally sat on my feet for the whole time I was in bed sick with gastro last year (thank human kids for that one!)

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    1. Thanks!! I'm so glad there are some other 'cat people' out there!! Cats really do seem to know when one of their 'people' are sick!

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  6. Im so a cat person...they know whats happening around us that we cant see, my old girl Mocha died 3yrs ago now but she still comes to see every so often...I see her out of the corner of my eye walking down the hall way. I like to thing our miscarried babies are with our other relatives on the other side living another wonderful life xx

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    1. Thanks Jen...you seem to have understood (and experienced) a lot of what I've talked about...Thanks so much for your wonderful comment :)

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  7. I am so sure that cat's have a special presence and sense things we don't. I'm sure there's more to them that we know. I know my cat was very comforting to me - always knew when I had a bad day. - Deb @ Bright and Precious

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    1. Thanks so much Deborah. I have always found my cat very comforting, just when I need it.

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  8. As a cat owner this post really struck a chord with me. They are such intuitive creatures.

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

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  9. Loved this post. I checked out Edenland. What a nice site. I do believe angels are with us at all times.

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    1. Thanks so much Donna! Eden is an amazing lady and blogger...I'm really enjoying contributing to her memes!

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  10. I am not a cat person, I have tried but it didn't work out for me. Which made me a bit sad as I like to think I am a bit of a witch but how can a be a real witch if I don't like cats? Needless to say a t no point did I think your post crazy ;)

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    1. Thanks so much Rhi! I'm so glad I didn't come across as being too crazy!!

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  11. How wonderful! Cats are beautiful and mystifying creatures, aren't they? They have an incredible wisdom about them, like they know many secrets. We've just adopted a cat. She turned up at our house mysteriously just before Xmas. We don't know where she came from but she's already brought us so much joy. Hope your enchanting cat-spirits keep on watching over you and your family xxx

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    1. Thank you Jess for your wonderful comment! I love how your family has been adopted by a cat ;)

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  12. I don't think I've ever heard a 'cat person' described so well before. I know exactly how you feel. I don't have a cat in my family at the moment, but when we did I always found them so intuitive. I can also remember the characteristic you describe of how they know just when you or your family need them - Sharon.

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  13. Love is such a higher emotion and it's wonderful that science can't explain it. I love how my cat weaved between my legs too. She would sleep on my bed everynight. I had her from the age of 5 till 20. Sometimes I still believe she's near me too.

    Love floating in the universe sounds beautiful.

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  14. Oh your writing is most definitely up to scratch, what a gorgeous post. People are either a cat person or dog person ... think I'm a bit of both.

    So sorry to hear of your sister, that's a huge thing to happen hon. I like the thought of her looking out for you.

    Your lil man is beautiful, even when he's sick!


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