This is my first post, so please be gentle on me lol!
It's so easy to get caught up in the doom and gloom constantly seen on this site so I wanted to throw something in that others might be interested in
that's NOT doom and gloom.
It's actually a story about best friends. To start, he's always there for me. He can tell my moods well and knows when I am feel down and is there
to comfort me. He sleeps with me at night and greets me in the morning. He greets me when I walk in the door (Given he's not asleep lol) even if I
have been gone for 5 minutes and he's one of the best out there and I wouldn't trade him for all of the wealth in the world.
For years (he's 5 this year I believe) he has been by my side, through thick and thin. When I didn't have money to feed him, he ate what I ate
(Granted I had to eat some pretty bland food so he could eat it too, but we made it work). When he wants to play, he brings me a toy that he likes to
play with and drops it in front of me for me to throw. Granted, he hasn't given me a dime for the care I have given him but he's given me something
so much better. Unconditional love.
I'm guessing you've probably realized by now that he's not a human, but he's still his own little person and I consider him my equal.
He's actually my cat, Drach (said Drake) and I firmly believe he is my physical familiar and found me to help me cope with all of the bad in today's
We got him when he was about 6 months old from people who had a bunch of Chihuahuas and at first we believed he got his dog-like traits from growing
up around them (he even drinks like a dog lol!).
When we first got him I told my sister that he didn't appear to have normal cat eyes - he actually has more human-like. I think I am the only person
who sees this because I mention it to others and they say that they look like any other cat eyes.
We believe he's a Chartreux based mix because of the traits he has (After extensive research on blue cats), but no one can be sure when gotten from
someone else. They always say that a pet chooses their owners when given the option and when we first got him he was everyone's cat. Quickly he
gravitated to me and became mine and we grew a very special, strong bond.
A lot of ppl would wonder why I say that he is my equal, for there are a lot of people out there who consider animals as not having a soul and being
just that - and animal. Drach is so much more for me. He gets more attention than any one other human being around me and he helps to keep me sane
with his playful antics or when he curls up on my lap.
I heard somewhere that when a cat chooses a person, they willingly share their energy with them and I think that we both share energy between each
other. Not sure if it's proof but even on humid days when there is not much static electricity in the air, I can pet him from head to tail and by
the time I get to his tail, we both get a shock. It's kinda cool. I am so proud and happy to have him and I would never deliberately leave him
If I can find a picture of him, I will post it
So I am curious about other people who have such strong bonds with their animals?