They say the holiday season is hard on a people for different reasons:
Not being home for Christmas.
Being alone on Christmas.
The stress of buying gifts you can’t afford.
The holiday season is also hard on animals for different reasons:
They’re given as gifts, but later when they grow up they’re given away.
Outdoor stray cats, for whatever reasons, have to deal with freezing winter conditions.
Take a look at these two natural enemies. A dog and a cat. A puppy, to be sure, but still a dog.
Look at the eye contact. An unspoken agreement made in moments.
The puppy trusts the cat and comes over to cuddle.
The cat, because cats are independent, doesn’t want to look too happy with the situation…
…but it’s hard.
The warm body next to it is reassuring.
In the end the cat closes it’s eyes (a sure sign of trust) and allows the gangly puppy to snuggle up.
Is there a message here for humans?
You tell me.