All About Maitri*

*Maitri is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning unconditional loving kindness. In my healing journey, I came across the word in one of Pema Chodron's books, and I fell in love with it, as applied to myself, other people, and all of God's creation. In fact, I decided that the next time I adopted a cat, I would name her Maitri so as to bring even more awareness of the precious gift of unconditional loving kindness into my life. I introduced her in this blog, and won't repeat myself here. I will note, however that as of August 2017, with about 2000 Instagram followers and over 4000 Facebook likes, she's already touching the hearts people all over the world.

So here, I'll ask and answer the question: Why devote multiple pages to Maitri? The short answer is that she's a perfectly normal and perfectly extraordinary cat who can't be contained in a blog. She has lots more to give. Through her memweowr, Cards by Maitri and her bytes (all "created and narrated" by her), she delights and entertains.

Feed on her exotic beauty, on her unconditional loving kindness as shown by her quiet acceptance of and nonaggression toward her catpanions and me, Nettie. Be calmed by her gentleness and amused by her cleverness. Nobody walks away from her untouched. She really is special. Enjoy!

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Cards by Maitri

My catpanions Lucy and Kiki and I love having our pics taken, so I designed my own line of notecards with my own paw print.

Maitri Bytes

I love having fun and getting into and out of trouble. Plus making up little bitty videows and powems. Come and see...