I am an animal lover, more a dog than cats for domestic pets. To be honest I do admire the independent attitude of a cat. I also feel like the cat is my friend when I am standing talking to someone and the cat walks up (uninvited) and starts by rubbing it’s head against the lower part of my leg, sorta like I am a post or something. Then the cat continues to ease around your legs rubbing its body as it to sooth a very small itch. Then after a few minutes it leaves without as much as a howdy-do. wandering off into the sunset.
Now the dog is different, you don’t have to guess if it is your friend, some wag their tail, some wag their whole body. they want to be touched. Belly rub, ear or neck rub. Even a simple pat on the head and you have a friend for life.
I guess if the cat doesn’t leave, they are your friend or they own the house.
Now people? I usually make a snap decision, I am usually right (but not always). I think most of us humans can sense when taking a new job and meeting new folk, who will be a friend and who is either (in their mind) better than you or afraid you will invade their space. There are some folk who are harder to read at times.
We all have lots of acquaintances, and fewer friends. I heard my daddy once say, if you have one or two good friend, ones you can trust your life to, you are VERY fortunate.
I have had several like that. The only time I have felt I needed to say something that strongly was when an official asked my opinion of the man Kenneth Conrad, a friend in Missouri.
“My answer in writing was, ‘ I would trust Kenneth Conrad with my life, Sir.’”
The answer returned, “That is a very strong statement.”
I returned the letter saying, “You are correct, it is a strong, serious statement, and I stand by it.”
I still have a couple friends I feel that way about, and it is a good feeling.
I have met folks on the internet that I do consider friends. I have met some of you in person and have learned my opinion from afar was right on. I haven’t been disappointed in a face to face meeting yet. I am a firm believer there are more good folk in the world than not. Some find kissing friends.
(I check my word count and try to stay around 400, this one it too long.)
Thanks for stopping by.
A niece quit reading my blog and hurt my feelings, saying it was too long. I looked at her opinion logically and I realized she was right, I was too wordy over 2000 words an entry.