“And now I’m glad I didn’t know
The way it all would end, the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance, I could have missed the pain
But I’d have had to miss the dance”

-Garth Brooks, The Dance

A Loving Embrace

Happy Hug a Cat Day! It is a day to celebrate our affections towards the kitties we love. Sure, many cats find hugging inconvenient. Hugging is a human form of affection, not so much a form of affection that cats use.

Why hug a cat? The title image for today’s post is me hugging my angel Cinco. He wasn’t a fan of hugs, but I’m glad that he let me do it anyway. These moments of affection have littered my mind with beautiful memories. Those loving embraces have the power to overcome all of the painful moments. My wounds are still healing, but I know that one day, images like the one above will be the ones I remember more than anything. The book didn’t end here – the newest chapter is about to begin. Cinco’s hugs remind me of all the amazing things that happen when we turn the page.

Take some time to hug a kitty you love today! Maybe you will get a funny picture to share with your friends and maybe you will get a smile that will last forever. If you ask me, love is always worth it. Somehow, I think our kitties know that our hugs mean that we love them.

Want to Compete?

I finished the word search in 1 minute and 1 second. Can you do it faster? I got a score of 160 again, so that is still not working correctly.

Instructions for the Interactive Word Search

  • Words from the word list on the right are hidden within the puzzle. The words may be spelled forward, backward, or on a diagonal.
  • Click on the first letter of the word, drag the cursor across the word and click on the last letter of the word.
  • The puzzle is finished once you have found all of the words.

Do your cats feel inconvenienced by hugs?