Monday, January 26, 2009

Feline Therapy

Even the cat knows something is up.
She stops and looks at me,
inscrutable as ever,
then she jumps up and nestles
into my lap!
The cat never sits in my lap!
That honor is reserved for her mistress.
Somehow I find this oddly soothing
and I accept this quiet gift
as healing.
A few minutes later, she rises
and drops to the ground.
To say anything out loud is to cough,
so I think a warm note of thanks
towards her, and her tail twitches
"You're Welcome!"

1 comment:

  1. I love this. I once heard that the biggest difference between cats and dogs is that dogs know you own them; cats think they own you. For the cat to say "You're welcome" is perfect!