May 19, 2011
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Cat on yellow cushion, by Franz Marc
Source: Wikimedia Commons
This is my favourite painting of a cat. There’s something about the sheer comfort and sensuality of the sleeping cat that makes me want to stretch and move my body, and then sink down into a sofa in the sun.
At present, our cat is curled up asleep on a chair in the sun, deeply content. We run our household for her benefit, because as everyone knows, while dogs are slaves, cats have staff. They can be perverse creatures, refusing to follow the rules, and going their own sweet way. Perhaps this is why I love them so much.
Which animals do you love? Or do you find pets in general to be loathesome beasts which are simply a waste of time and an affront to good taste? Strongly worded opinions in comments, please.