Guest post: A cat’s journey

Guest post: A cat’s journey

We are all in this together.

I’m sure you’ve heard this countless times in the last few weeks, and it certainly is true. 

Since we are talking about legacy today, feast on gratuitous photos of some of the greats: cats in the early-days pantheon, like Bagheera

But when you think about it, we are all in a lot of things in this life together, no?  (More on this in a moment…bear with me).

First of all, how are you coping with staying at home and social distancing?  Me, I walk.  I have been a walker for years, in pretty much any weather, even ice.  I am addicted to my FitBit.  I know and speak to the animals (OK, and some trees) I see on my various routes, and I am usually listening to an audiobook.

My inspiration for this blog post comes from my current book.  It is cleverly written from a cat’s perspective but rings true to our lives on two legs.

Lester, Edward and Newman, compadres of the great Nuttin, pictured in top thumbnail

The main character tells us that all cats go on a journey to find their life’s purpose.  They leave their parents and venture off on their search.  We follow the main character through the ups and downs of his journey (all of which each of us has likely experienced in some fashion on our own).

The hero cat in this book comes to realize that his purpose is to save orphaned kittens and rescue homeless cats. He speaks of all cats just knowing, having that deep inner sense of purpose.


When I read that, I thought of Tabby.  Yes, the Tabby, for whom Tabby’s Place was founded.

Although I never personally knew that Tabby, I got to thinking how special Tabby must have been. He must have sensed that he found just the person to create this legacy: a refuge for cats from the tiniest of kittens to elders on their ninth lives. Thanks to Tabby, and his Jonathan, they all have a home.


And that brings me back to all of us being in this together. If you’re reading this blog, you are among those who love cats of all shapes, sizes, colors, etc. Thank you, from all the cats and kittens, for making it part of your life’s purpose to keep Tabby’s legacy going.

We are all in this together.

Be well.

1 thought on “Guest post: A cat’s journey

  1. Oh, those pictures bring back sweet memories. I have always been pleased that the great cats that came before – the cats that left their halo around Tabby’s Place and in our hearts – are remembered. We who love animals are all richer in spirit because of Tabby’s Place. We celebrate loving cats.

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