|This is Ezra|
|This is Ollie|
Ezra is all tense like adult Ollie was. He's got a black spot on his white toes like Ollie had. Ezra has a white belly unlike Ollie though. He's also got a bit of white on his lip like Ollie, but he is missing the 'dribble' down the neck to his white bib that Ollie had.
So there are some distinct differences. But after my husband mentioned the similarity I couldn't help but think about Ollie 'coming back'
Many people believe their beloved pets come back to them again. I find that to be a very interesting idea, and I do like the idea of us getting to work at different issues until we get them right, but I can't really get my brain around it. But then there is a lot I can't get my brain around, and I'm OK with that.
So lets just go with this is a possibility. I know we all come at this from different religious and philosophical perspectives.. This isn't intended to be a study, just an explanation as to why I was walking around the house holding a kitten and got lightly leaky eyes last night.
So most of me KNOWS this is NOT Ollie. But part of me couldn't help but play with the possibility that it was an option. Wouldn't it be fun if, wouldn't it be cool if sort of thinking. Ezra was having some trust issues so I was walking him around the house holding him close. I decided to show him to some of the resident kitties. I am guessing The Crew has come to accept this is part of life now as they no longer hiss when I show them kittens; they get to look and whiff but not touch. Ezra had more then enough after the third kitty and started hissing when I would introduce them...
which led me back to the whole reincarnation thing. If this WAS Ollie, how confused and ticked off he would be to be so much smaller then his family. I could just picture Ollie the kitten trying to take over his old place in The Crew and trying to be Alpha again - and trying to jump up on top of the fridge again. If it was Ollie would The Crew recognize him and give the kitten Ollie's respect or would they put him in his place for being the youngest and the newest..
and yes, at some point my head exploded from the logic paradox.
It was a fun little mental exercise to play 'what ifs' and I thought you might enjoy the mental image of Big Ol Grumpy Alpha Ollie coming back as a kitten.