Friday, June 02, 2006

It's a cat's life

In my other life I think I must have been a cat.
I came to this conclusion yesterday when I went to take a nap and noticed our cat curled up on the top bunk. She noticed me when I sad her name. She opened one eye, yawned, burrowed down into a more comfortable position and went back to sleep.
The poor thing had returned from a very busy day of being entertained by blowing grass and watching robins pull fat worms from our garden. No wonder she was tuckered out.
If I were to come back as a cat, I would not want to be one of those homeless rangy animals with knotted fur and wild eyes.
No, I would be like our Katie, only older, fatter and less inclined to get excited over the sound of a fly buzzing.
I would doze in the sun, and groom myself, and go grab a snack when the mood hit me. I would believe, as Katie apparently does, that the world existed to serve me. If I were particularly pleased with the work of one of my servants, I might allow them to scratch my back or sit next to me on the sofa.
But I was born a human girl and grew into a woman, wife and mother. As such I tend to the needs of the husband, the house, the clothing, the food, the children, and yes, even the cat.
Sometimes, if I am lucky, I get to take a nap.
And those I serve often come up to me to get their back scratched or to sit next to me on the sofa.
It’s not a cat’s life. But it’s good, nonetheless.

7 comments:

Adrienne said...

What a cute pics!!!!

Sonia said...

oooh she's GORGEOUS! Yup, cats have the best life.

Sofia said...

Great post! I can relate. Sometimes I wish I could be my cat Gerdie, who sleeps most of the time, eats and snuggles. What more can a girl ask for?

Wyo sis said...

No, your life, as is the life of most women, is more like a dog's life. The occasional nap is a well deserved respite. But men DO love their dogs don't they?

Gwyn said...

Sigh. I think I've said this before, but your Katie brings back fond memories of our Molly McGuire. Yes, cats do have it tough, don't they?

Roxanne Bagley said...

You always seem to make me smile! I wish I had my cats life too. =)

Rox -

horseygal said...

I wish I could take good pictures of my cats! You always get the best shots!!! And your cat is so beautiful!!!! (and I'm sure she knows it!!)