Thursday, April 2, 2009

Reading Buddy

I have continued to keep my New Year's resolution of having quiet time for myself before I go to sleep, so the bedtime reading has been one of the sweet spots in my days lately. And Stuffed has been more thrilled than anyone about that.  He not only naps on top of me while I read, he stretches his paws out onto my chest and neck too. If you have never felt the furry softness of a cat's paw leisurely patting your throat, you're missing out. Stuffed is so cuddly and just so dear in these moments--a favorite stuffed animal come-to-life.

While there are other joyful things I could report, this is today's: That at the end of these long and crazy days, thank goodness this cat Mike calls "The Skunk" is there to use me as his bed, giving me the evil eye when I turn the page too loudly and purring contentedly when I scratch behind his ears between chapters. 

2 comments:

kent said...

I'm glad that you and Stuffed are getting along well. China, our Himalayan, likes to snuggle up on us when the weather is cold. Unfortunately, sometimes she wants to sleep on our heads while we're downstairs. It makes for interesting TV watching. Think "Battlestar Catbutt" and "Desperate Cat Tails."

Mephit goes nuts when I try to listen to my iPod. He's in love with it or something. (This is the same cat who has an on-going fling with an afghan.)

I filled two vases with daffodils and took one to the soda shop and one to work. A co-worker asked me where I'd learned to arrange flowers. It took me a moment to realize she wasn't being arch. After that, I had to laugh; daffodils do all the work.

Have you had any warm days yet? Planning on a themed meatloaf for Easter? ; )

Val said...

Ongoing fling with an afghan, huh? Ahhh, cats. :)

And no, no themed meatloaf. THIS year. :)