I love my cats, Yin & Yang. I've had them almost a decade. They're a huge part of my life. They're really brother and sister - they were the last two cats in their litter.
There are plenty of wonderful and equally terrible things about them. One of those not-so-great-things about Yin is that she's prone to hairballs. On a fairly regular basis I find them around the house.
They just come with the territory. I don't really mind them though.
I remember back when I first got them, and was living in a high-rise apartment, and was cleaning their litter box and accidentally spilled it ALL OVER A CARPETED FLOOR. It was horrible.
But I vacuumed it up, and bought this POWERFUL carpet cleaning goop, and got through it.
When you love someone, you deal with their disgusting stuff. In a way, that's part of the joy of a holistic love for another living being.
So why is it my gratitude today? Because often, you come up with life hacks and workarounds which make gross things a lot less gross.
I found one for Yin's hairballs this morning. Salt!
Seriously! Here's the link to the article about it.
I'm so grateful I found it.