Unless you know someone’s (mine in particular) circumstances, it is wise not to jump to conclusions as to what they should have done!
If her mind was made up, did it matter?
Not necessarily. My son had a 5-county route for awhile. Was home every night.
Chester Cat (1993) learned excellent hunting skills from his mother. At 3 months old, he caught a mouse and within a year, a squirrel, both in our yard. I took pictures of him with the mouse, but the squirrel was a different matter. When it began wailing, I raced outside and grabbed Chester by the collar, causing him to loosen his hold. They were at the base of a tall tree and the squirrel was shaking with fright as it literally inched its way up to safety. Chester didn’t scratch me but he definitely wasn’t pleased!
Thank you. I strongly identify with cats. My green eyes?
You restored a lost memory. Thanks. One snowy February day, I came upon a Manx kitten along the road. Her mother had been hit so I stopped and took her home. Gave her a bath in the bathroom sink and dried her with my 1960s model bouffant hair dryer. Had a vet check her out, too. She “bonded” with running bath water ( had to keep her from jumping into the tub when I was filling it) and riding in the car. Spunk-E would wait until after I’d been in bed long enough to warm it, then jumped up, nosed her way under the covers and down the length of my body. Before settling down to sleep, she washed my toes!
Ah, both you and Earl brought my own Grandpa Earl to mind. He loved singing “I’m My Own Grandpa,” and"Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor?" With his rare sense of humor, he could have easily come up with the same response to Nelson.
Dogs ( and cats) understand a lot more of what we say than we realize. How else could they be taught verbal commands? Look into your own cat’s/dog’s eyes when they’re trying hard to tell you something. They’re stating it as plainly as possible, but (most) humans can’t translate feline/canine language.
Did Mike emphasizes MAKE or EVERYTHING? There’s a difference between make/insist and everything/endless.
That today’s players in professional sports show faint regard for loving the game. Think/read about legendary players who rode from game to game on busses and ate at roadside diners — or might be denied service if they weren’t Caucasian. They were the pioneers: real men with a passion and skill for what they did, not headline grabbers because of their latest whining over salary!