Almost everyone knows about my little buddy, TJ. I can't think of what it was like before I had him as my friend. He compliments me very well, parallels how I am and how I feel. He knows when I am down and is there to comfort me. He knows just what to do to make me happy. He is more laid back in life then even me. He is never far from my side when I am at home. He sleeps both on my computer desk when I am working and in my bed. He lets me know when he needs attention and keeps me busy cleaning up the house after him. He is my companion to share lives with. It is one of those symbiotic relationships, without him life wouldn't be as good. In return I make sure he has a wonderful life too.
It is hard to believe that TJ wasn't always with me. At one point he was someone else's cat. I was reminded of this just the other day by the friend I adopted him from. They always make a note to ask about him when we see each other. They really miss TJ. I understand why. I feel sorry they miss him. I often post pictures of him so they see he is doing well. I always let them know that he is a happy cat. He plays like a kitten some days and acts like an old man on other days. Kinda like me... LOL.
Just like everyone on this planet, from time to time I just don't want to deal with anyone or anything. Bad moods happen. TJ is in that anyone list... He can be annoying at times. I have to get away from him some times or keep him away from me. I use treats and food bowl refills to keep him busy for a while. He listens to me and goes away when I tell him.
He also comes to me when I call and makes me smile with his crazy behavior. He is my company when I feel alone. I love my friend, my buddy, my cat. I hope you all have someone like that in your lives. It makes life worth something a little more.