In response to Just Another Day–Our days our organized around numerous small actions we repeat over and over. What’s your favorite daily ritual?_____________________________________________
For the past 4 years, every single morning between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., depending on when I wake up, I venture outside, regardless of the weather, to feed the stray cats in my neighborhood.
The same cats don’t show up every morning, but there are always two that do. These 2 are living in the back of my building. These two are pictured here. Both have been in my backyard since kittens.
I was terribly worried about them during the blizzard we had this last week, but my worrying was unjustified. They built a snow cave or igloo for themselves under some bushes and got along just fine. I live in a senior home and we are only allowed one pet, and I have one cat of my own, so I compensate by feeding the strays. My building supervisors don’t particularly like this, but they tolerate it. I have to be very discreet, or other tenants complain. It’s a good thing that I’m only allowed one pet, because I would probably have an apartment full of them, if it weren’t for this rule.
This morning ritual gives me something to get me out of bed for in the mornings. I also like feeling needed. I usually put the coffee pot on, and drink my morning coffee after I get back from feeding the cats, while checking my e-mail, then going on twitter and Pinterest, currently my 2 favorite sites. I forgot to mention I also feed the birds and squirrels, too, right after I feed the cats. This is my morning ritual.