February 22, 2015 at 10:19 pm (Edit)
Hey Wully Bully,
Your words helped me see I have been a horrible bully! I act very laid back and that’s how I got my name, but when nobody’s looking I am mean to the other cats in the house. I am so ashamed. I thought I was just having fun but now I understand empathy and when I see things from their point of view, I have not been kind. Thank you for helping me see the errors of my ways! I am making it my New Years resolution to always be kind from now on!
Before I reply, I want to apologize for the lateness in responding to your comment. I count on Karolyn to put my words on paper and she gets all caught up in the collywobbles about what she is typing and puts off doing her work. Cats don’t have to deal with this kind of procrastination, but people do. So, I am forgiving and patient (well, most of the time) with Karolyn while she works through her fretfulness. I hope you can be patient with her, too.
I have to admit that I am a little suspicious about the ease with which you acknowledge your bullying behavior. I am glad that my letter to Timid Me awakened you to the problem with your mean behavior to other kitties. I definitely would not have been so quick to take such responsibility when I was in the material world. I was pretty set in my ways about thinking I was right no matter how mean I was to Quiz. I think it is great that you recognize your bullying ways and I want you to understand the advantages of not being mean to other kitties. Cats, as well as people, are social in nature. We like to play with other kitties and with humans. Some cats even play with dogs and all kinds of other animals. When we get along with other kitties, we can have a lot more fun and have friends to cuddle with.
If you discover that you have a hard time letting go of your meaner ways, do not be hard on yourself. Cats are not so quick to change their ways. Karolyn says that it is hard for her to change her ways, too (even when she really wants to change). The big thing is to continue to be honest with yourself and with others. Don’t give up because you get discouraged. I am on your side and wish you the best.