Friday, March 31, 2017

"There There"

I lie on the bed after a long day at work, my head throbbing, heart pounding in exhaustion. The cat lies next to me (she was here first, and probably has been all day) with her eyes half-closed, and her soft fur seems so comforting, so sleepy and gentle, that I can't help but just curl around her and bury my face in her side. She smells good, not like a cat, but like an animal, and I breathe her in and try to calm down.

After a minute of this, without fuss, she stands up, stretches, and steps out of the curve of my arm to circle back around and lay down a couple of inches away, placing a conciliatory paw on my wrist.
One year ago: An Angry New Friend
Three years ago: Baby Love

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