Blog 85 – 15.7.17. The privilege of…cleaning litter trays?

This morning, this arrived in my inbox:

Positive Quote For The Day


Treat everything as a privilege. As you go through the most mundane and repetitive tasks, tell yourself that it is a privilege and feel your mindful appreciation grow.
William DeFoore
just as I was about to do one of the most mundanest, repetitive and frankly icky tasks when you’re dealing with an elderly cat with a runny bottom…changing the cat litter…from 2 trays. I hate it so much I normally ‘let’ Jay do it…but he’s out. But I did what William DeFoore said and realised that…it is an utter privilege to have the company of this cat; it is an utter privilege that this animal trusts me so much, he will let me give him a bath; it is an utter privilege to help him feel clean and fresh; it is an utter privilege to make him comfortable with a clean litter tray; it is an utter privilege that he talks to me and I understand him; it is an utter privilege to stroke him and hear his purr.
Now I feel great. I can do this. I can do this so easily now. Thanks Mr. DeFoore…right as usual.
Troy helping 2

Troy helping

Troy on rest break

Rest break



About aintwegotitmade

Who am I?.......well, I'm getting to that age where I have to think about that before I answer... My name is J, I'm married, and my husband and I live in the great city of London. I started this blog as an update to family and friends when I completely ruptured my Achilles tendon a few years ago (see The first post). I am so fortunate in every possible way...and in all honesty, I'm just using this blog to remind myself... Why is it called Ain't we got it made?: this is a line from one of my favourite songs (Sing Baby Sing - Have I got it made? Well - I've got a roof over my head, running water right into my house, a fully-stocked supermarket round the corner, free and readily available healthcare; and I live with my lovely husband in a great city, in a beautiful country, where I feel safe and secure.... I rest my case. Fact or opinion: I am not an expert on anything… but I can confirm that everything in this blog is either fact or opinion. I hope to post regularly, mostly about things I find uplifting, positive, amusing, optimistic, important..or perhaps just about regular daily life...but I won't bother you too much. Thanks for stopping by... jx
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4 Responses to Blog 85 – 15.7.17. The privilege of…cleaning litter trays?

  1. I love this! It really, truly is all about the attitude. What a sweet kitty.

  2. Caroline Daws says:

    I remember well cleaning out litter trays! The best thing about it is he can still remember to use it!!

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