Have you ever wondered about the cozy relationship between writers and cats?
Here is how one cat puts it (as translated by Robert A. Sloan):
“Writers are one of the best breeds of humans to get, because writers already have civilized, catlike habits. Most writers don't like being disturbed, either. They have an uncanny, almost feline, focus on their work that's very much like a hunter's patient stalk. They sit still for long periods of time, and have warm, comfortable laps. Quiet, undemanding intimacy is possible with a writer that a cat might not find with the more frantic types of humans." http://www.fmwriters.com/Visionback/Issue10/themecatsandwriters.htm
That explains why cats are so tolerant of writers, but why are we so fascinated and eager for feline companionship? Dan Greenburg’s quote sums it up quite nicely:
“Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance.”
And now for a little cat watching:
Cross-posted at Blasphemous Rumours