Laura MacCorkle at crosswalk.com has a nice post about what she has learned from her cats. I have three myself and believe that mine are working from the same playbook. I have always had cats (except for a very brief time when I resided in a Navy barracks), sometimes a dog, and once horses. I can't imagine life without an animal companion. They do tend to keep you grounded and your mind on the important things: cleaning their box, feeding them, and cuddling them. It is all about them, after all.
I found this by way of Rain at Rainy Day Thoughts. Andrew Sullivan sums up many of the reasons I feel pessimistic at the moment. I think our windows of opportunity are closing or have already closed. The people in charge of our government are ill-equipped by both temperament and education to deal with our challenges. We can't get them out of office soon enough.
I think this will be a light day. I am going to have breakfast and then do some piecing on a new quilt. We did not even turn on the news this morning. We are so totally fed up with the so called 'veepstakes.' I have described my self as a news junking but the last couple of weeks have made me feel like I am going through cold turkey withdrawal. I did see on MSNBC that Obama chose Biden to be his running mate. That was hardly a surprise. But I am afraid that the conventions over the next two weeks are going to drive any real news off the airwaves. Forget any reasoned analysis.