It is almost impossible to write about cat pictures or cat behavior etc. when people have been so cruelly killed and injured in two explosions by bombs placed near the end of this year’s Boston marathon (2013). I have to address that today, at least briefly, and as best as I can, hard though it is.
I believe that we are all connected. By “all”, I mean all living creatures. You can go wider than that. The bombs in Boston have already affected me. They upset me and make me depressed because they remind me how crazy the world is. They remind how much better it could and should be. The bombs wrench hope from us. Without hope there is almost nothing.
Humans should be smart enough after about six million years of evolution to be able to live together, and with all animals, harmoniously. Apparently we are millions of years away from this simple goal.
If it depresses me, it probably does the same thing to hundreds of millions of other people all over the world. The world is one place. If I am fed up with the world because of these bombs then I am not going to function as well for a while and that affects my cat. Also cats pick up on a person’s emotions so there is a direct impact there.
There are wider implications. Terrorist bombs can affect a country’s expenditure – increased security etc. – which in turn can increase debt and a country’s debt paralyses a nation and prevents it growing.
Whatever affects people affects their cats. That has to be the case because cats live in our world. If it is safe to do so, perhaps this is another argument for letting a cat go outside as it allows a cat to be in his world for a moment. When a cat is roaming around a garden smelling the scents and hearing the sounds he is transported to a cat world.
The sad fact is that although the Boston marathon bombs affect me negatively, many people will be pleased. This is how dysfunctional the world is.
On behalf of Charlie and me, I would like to say we are thinking of all the injured people and the families of the dead. We wish the injured a speedy recovery. However, I wonder if the damage to the American psyche is permanent. Big events change countries.