“If you touch me You’ll understand what happiness is.. ” (Cats)

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Evan. One of the reasons I write this blog is for you to read when you get older. I want you to see someday why i love you so incredibly much. You are an amazing child full of love, patience, and caring. I love you with all my heart and hope that your life will be filled with moments like this where you delight in the happiness of others ! What you don’t see in this video is how many times the kitty has scratched you in the past. You worked so hard at getting this cat to trust you. YOU are amazing my son.

“Cats” from David Bowik on Vimeo.

It is somewhat fitting that the second longest running show on Broadway is “Cats”. We have two cats that we have now had for over 10 years. My biggest fear is that we will have them longer then they “ran” on Broadway.  It all started nicely enough – we saved two sisters from a litter of feral kittens at Petco. We always knew they were “needy” – and as a single couple were happy to oblige. Here’s the thing – the kids LOVE the kitties! The highlight of every day is seeing the cats scurry from one room to the other. Evan’s third word, and Sophie’s 9th word were “kitty”! Yet the cats are terrified of all people that aren’t “David” or “JP”.  Evan has recently taken on a renewed interest in the cats. One of the reasons being that sometimes his “quiet” (ie nap) time is in on our bed with the cats. He has NEVER even been able to touch one (of ours – many strange cats gladly let him pet them!), but is determined to make friends. We have for a couple of weeks now been encouraging him to feed them in the morning and give them their favorite snack (fish flakes). Evan always amazes us with his patience and kindness, and today it was rewarded by one of our ungrateful cats! (Celie -for the record)

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