A few weeks ago, I was at a dinner party when the subject “cat vs. dog” arose. It came up in that imminent way sensitive subjects always seem to arise in mixed company, dangling before your eyes, teasing and dangerous, Russian-roulette-style, (much like politics, religion, and race). In which, you don’t know what comment you’ll make that will inevitably offend half the guests present.
It’s a tricky game to play.
However, without the need to put down Man’s Best Friend, here are some reasons why you need a cat in your life.
Because you probably just need a cat in your life. Period.
In this day and age, it’s hard to get through a twenty-four hour period without hearing the word “social.” Social media. Social distancing. Socialize.
But what about those who lack the basic requirements of socialization? What about those who have quarantined for so long that they’ve forgotten how to socialize with their fellow man?
That’s where this post comes in.
Socializing is a stressful, somewhat life-threatening factor, necessary to human existence. Let’s get that out of the way. No matter if you’re shy, introverted, or don’t have a tongue, if the waitress at Denny’s asks if you need ketchup, you need to be able to answer her effectively, politely, and without coming off as a psychopath.
It started young, this special gift of mine. There are always those popular “Rebekah stories” that surface whilst entertaining guests over dinner, and the one about me wrecking my dad’s classic car is definitely at the top.