How can I get my humans to appreciate my artful arrangements on various textiles in the home? I put a lot of heart, soul and fur into my Feng shui-ed, pre-chewed expressions. But invariably my carefully crafted works of art end up in the wash! It’s unfair, I tell you!
It’s clear you are a very sensitive, creative soul. Too bad that you’re stuck living with such callous dullards as your humans. Not everyone appreciates fine art, and humans are infamous for not comprehending the subtle nuances of feline artistic endeavors. But even though you’re stuck living with these uncultured beings, don’t let them squelch your spirit. If it’s in your soul to decorate bedding, pillows and clothing with your innermost secrets, keep it up. Your humans may try to put a halt to your work with the application of extra brushing and hairball remedy, but just view these tactics as challenges along your path as an artist. The same determined attitude should apply even when your art winds up in the wash. Consider Buddhist monks, who create elaborate sand-painted mandalas, only to destroy them once they are complete. They understand that creativity is a process, and attachment to the finished product may actually inhibit the spirit. Ponder this the next time a beloved pièce de resistance is carelessly tossed into the laundry. There is a lesson there you may want to absorb.