Today I’m thinking about friendship. Friendship is a gift. It really is. While most people think cats are loners, we’re actually pretty social. We just prefer to have flexibility to be social or not.
Pugs and I are “brothers from a different mother.” We found ourselves together in this pretty decent set up and, despite the fact I hissed at him (one time) when he came to live with us, I’m pretty happy Pug is here and he’s my pal.
Here are some things I’ve learned about being a good friend that I thought I’d share with you:
Be Yourself – Friends don’t judge. If I’m tearing around the house, up and down the stairs and acting all crazytown, I know Pugs will be cool with that. He still likes me, no matter what antics I get up to.
Respect Each Other’s Space – You don’t have to be all up in each other’s grill all the time. If I want to sleep in the staff’s pillow and Pug wants to snuggle up on the couch downstairs, that’s cool. We’ll hang out in the morning.
Share – If there’s a sunpuddle and your friend wants a piece of it…scootch over, man. Always share the sun.
Assert Yourself – Friends aren’t afraid to give…but they also aren’t afraid to ask for things. If Pugs is not that interested in his food and I’m starving….I’m gonna go see if I can have a few bites of his. And chances are, he’ll move on over and let me dig in.
Don’t be Afraid to Show Affection – Not everyone shows affection in the same way. I think Pug shows he cares by sharing his food. I show I care by grooming his head. It works out beautifully.
Pugs is my best friend and I want to keep it that way! Who’s your BFF?