“TV” For Cats

December 27, 2021

Reflections, Day 75

Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

I guess it’s a video that’s looped back into itself. It ran a pretty long time.

The setting is a back yard with grass and different kinds of bird-friendly objects. Someone has sprinkled peanuts all over the place and the video shows these black birds (maybe grackles?) and squirrels competing for the treats.

The cats found the video playing and sat patiently watching for a while. At one point Trouble tried to catch one of the birds. Lightning stopped watching to go around and see if there was an opening in the rear. I thought that was pretty cool.

We laughed as we watched the cats watching their “TV.”

And then, I realized,

We’re not much different when we sit in front of a television set waiting for one of those birds to escape and fly out of that box on the wall.

The cats are very patient.

—john schulz

Published by John P.Schulz

I lost my vocal cords a while back due to throat cancer. The laryngectomy sent me on a quest to find and learn to use my new, altered voice. I am able to talk now with a really small and neat new prosthesis. My writing reflects what I have learned in my search for a voice. My site johnschulzauthor.com publishes a daily motivational quote and a personal comment. I write an article a week for my blog, johntheplantman.com which deals with a lot of the things that I do in the garden. I am also the author of Requiem for a Redneck and the new Redemption for a Redneck--novels portraying the lives and doings of folks around the north Georgia hills. I have an English Education degree from the University of Georgia and very happily married to the lovely Dekie Hicks. You may enjoy my daily Quotes and Notes at http://johnschulzauthor.com/

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