I don't often stray from my Gospel but I thought I would make an exception for a recent addition to the family. Last week was my birthday, and my children decided that I did not have enough to look after at the moment (?!) and, after all, that this was something I would really, really want - having gone through every pet imaginable from cats to rats to snakes, chickens and tarantulas I now have - a dragon.
A baby bearded dragon but nevertheless - he has the right 'dragon' attitude already.
Philomena over at Blue eyed Ennis http://blueeyedennis-siempre.blogspot.com/2011/07/ignatian-cat.html
noticed the contemplative nature of cats - well, Henry - my birthday is St Henry's day so it seems appropriate - despite being only a few months old can already show cats a thing or two.
He is something of a desert brother, by nature; wishing, needing, to live alone. He has a tai chi attitude to hunting his food (crickets) and a calm and measured demeanour to all these new experiences that moving into our home entails.
I think he may well teach me a thing or two over the years.