The importance of Ritual and or Routine:
In my facebook Page I write about the misadventures of me and my Kitties. This is no different but this time I sense there is more than meets the eye.
When I came home from grocery shopping I was putting away the food. without any fore thought. I put away two bags of dry cat food (there was a special 2 for 1) . As I finish putting away the food my big black cat start meowing at me in a very demanding kind of way... I looked around and seen the dry food bowls are mostly full . I remembered that I fed the two cats wet food that morning but just in case I opened an envelope of the wet food for him and the other cat but when they finished my "Blackie" started in with his kind of meow as if scolding me ... why is he chewing on my leg for ?
Like the various other rituals we have I forgot this one ... When coming home with new cat food "Blackie" gets to sample store fresh catfood.. But seeing two of the three dry food bowls full I thought this could not be it so with curious mind I went over and opened the bag of new cat food and sure enough it was that . Though some may wonder why call it a ritual rather than a routine ?
an established or prescribed procedure for a religious or other rite.
a system or collection of religious or other rites.
observance of set forms in public worship.
a book of rites or ceremonies.
a book containing the offices to be used by priests in administering the sacraments and for visitation of the sick, burial of the dead, etc.
a customary or regular course of procedure.
commonplace tasks, chores, or duties as must be done regularly or at specified intervals; typical or everyday activity: the routine of an office.
regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative, or rote procedure.
an unvarying and constantly repeated formula, as of speech or action; convenient or predictable response: Don't give me that brotherly-love routine!
a complete set of coded instructions directing a computer to perform a series of operations.
a series of operations performed by the computer.
From my stand point one could say it was a routine gone array however, from my cats perspective it was a ritual gone wrong ! funny how the two words have similar actions but totally different meanings ( at least with my cat anyways)
Thanks for reading I actually wrote this as the first thing on my mind today from what happened last night .. LMAO