Can we consider the options for a moment? Small, slight seconds of your time perhaps? Notice the deep breaths welling and easing out underneath fur. Listen to the pads of kitten feet scampering across the linoleum as she plays. There, she reaches claws to the mattress and with little effort climbs. Do you intentionally forget the happiness of an instant of existence?
She’s crawled under the blanket, pressing against your legs to melt between cotton and skin, all while gently purring. Does she sleep? Does she dream? Imagine her thoughts of green stalks of grass twice her size and the company of mice and sparrows, hearing wind chimes above. Imagine her nightmares, like when she jumped and yowled from the resounding rumble of thunder.
Yet, with a satisfying stretch of limbs and vertebra, she’s ready to pounce, leaping forward to grab the hidden adventure of the day. In envy, you watch those eyes stare at opponents unflinchingly and with deliberation instead of hesitation.
Remember the strength of a kitten—despite size and situation. Take into regard her two-pound body.
She sleeps next to giants, unafraid. Why can’t you do the same?