Like us, animals thrive on routine. The ebb and flow of our daily rituals is like a constant reminder to our animal companions that all is well with the world. Our orange boys love to roost on their kitchen cat tree, especially when Bill and I are in the room. It’s a shared ritual; one which brings us all a sense of order and peace………the boys on their tree, Bill and I rattling about the kitchen having ‘how was your day’ conversations, preparing meals, doing the dishes and just plain living our at-home lives.
Animals remind us that it’s okay to settle into the routines of our lives….no matter how small they may seem to us. Those daily routines and rituals…..even though they get lost amongst the busy clatter of our lives….. are what gives us all stability and a sense of belonging.