The two cats that are shown here, named "Chilli" and "Beans", were with us for around twenty years. Needless to say, they became part of the family. However, I am convinced that, however much they seemed to depend on us for food and shelter, we were the ones who benefitted mostly from their presence.

CATS

Thereís something to wonder about in a cat.
Theyíre a creature of habit.
In their own habitat,
They live here among us,
But donít really feel,
That they need us at all. ......

And thatís very perceptive,
For something that small.

They sit and they watch everything that we do.
And I havenít a clue.
And neither do you!
They seem so aloof,
They donít need us at all .....

And thatís very perceptive,
For something so small.

I wish I could figure out just what they think,
When they sit and watch water,
Drip, Drip in the sink.
But they donít have to worry,
If the rain doesnít fall .....

And thatís very perceptive,
For something that small.

They donít have to speak, but I know they are wise.
Just look in their face,
And look deep in their eyes.
They accept all we give them,
And pay nothing at all .....

And thatís really perceptive,
For something that small.

If we all disappeared, Ďtwouldnít matter a bit.
ĎCos the way that they act,
Will not take a hit.
For Ďthough theyíre so tiny,
And we are so tall ....

Thatís so very perceptive,
For something so small.

For cats were around a long time before man.
They know that all meat,
Doesnít come in a can.
They know theyíll still be here,
Long after we fall ....

And thatís VERY perceptive,
For something that small!