Meet Sophia, the newest arrival to house of Snark and Love. It was not my intention to replace Midjull after he took his leave. I started with four cats and was now down to two. Two cats and a dog – quite a change from the days when we had four cats, two guinea peegs and Max (and the requisite partridge in a pear tree). Duty and I were fine with that. But then, a friend from the Light Paths community passed away, leaving her several many dogs and one kitty cat. Regina was looking for a home for her and while I didn’t want to openly volunteer, I somehow knew she’d find her way here. Especially since her name was Sophia – not coincidentally the name of the seminary I attend – Sancta Sophia.
She’s been with us a bit over two months now and in order to keep peace in the house, she stays upstairs and Lucie and Murphy remain downstairs – blissfully unaware of each other. Sophia (or “Sophie” as Duty calls her) is my upstairs companion. She sleeps with us and we play and have a good time. She’s very different in personality than the cats I raised are but she’s still young (I have no idea how old she is) and I enjoy her kitten energy. Lucie tells us (through Marilyn, a very gifted animal communicator) that Sophia doesn’t understand spirit:
She comes from a different perspective than I can fully appreciate. She is not a bad cat, but her feline manners are quite atrocious. She calls me â€œold bagâ€ and says disrespectful things about my job and my position. She thinks spirit things are not important, and mostly not present.
I know Lucie didn’t take well to being called an old bag. (Tee hee – neither would I but that was pretty funny!) Perhaps I am to teach Sophia about the ways of Spirit? I don’t know but I do know that she’s here with us for a reason which may (or may not!) be revealed in time. I told Duty the other day that it seemed like she was finally becoming attached to us and he said “I can’t imagine any animal being around you and not being attached. You just send out love all the time.” Awwww ….