Since I returned home from traveling ten days ago,
I’ve had cause to spend time reflecting
on a couple of specific topics;
family and missing animals.
more specifically sisters and girl cousins,
reflection has been joyous and full of smiles.
Reflecting on missing animals
specifically kitties named Alex and Panther
has only brought heartache and tears!
The void of their not being around my yard or inside my home has been, oh so very noticeable!
That void has been due to one individual;
the daughter-in-law of my neighbors
who is house sitting their home.
I have known her for decades through her infrequent visits, but mostly through her mother-in-law’s
After the exposure of the past ten days,
I can substantiate and greatly expand
on that uncomplimentary commentary.
I have experienced her highly aggressive,
yelling, and in your face, physical aspect.
Yet, even more disturbing,
I have experienced her ‘game playing’ characteristic.
It is this second feature that I find
so disturbing because it has been directed
at the sweet innocent kitties
she has been charged with caring for.
She is the individual who is holding
my sweet Alex – hostage;
he who has lived in my home during the days, for years!
She has also imprisoned the semi-feral Panther kitty (because he came to visit me
as he has done every morning for years!)
I have been so angry at her.
I realized how unsatisfactory her life must be
for her to act as she does.
Her actions of imposing her will on the kitties only demonstrate what a control freak
(“somebody who feels an excessive need
to exert control over people [kitties]”)
she actually is.
(It must be awful to spend such unproductive time manipulating other people/animals)
She has more than established that she is
vindictive and a little ‘off her rocker’
(I knocked on the front door 9 days after my return
and she called the police)
and lacks empathy or compassion.
I pity her and her lack of
oh sooooo grateful knowing
I would never be able to treat
another human being
or an animal
with the same actions that she has oh so easily carried through with!