feline domestic bliss

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Ever since one of my cats was sick, I’ve been taking the time to enjoy my companion animals, and be present to their beauty and the joy they bring me. One of them likes to snuggle up behind my neck when I’m sitting in my upholstered rocker – his claws gripping the fabric as I rock gently back and forth. He makes a soothing headrest, and I love hearing his purr so close to my ear.

Below is the sicky cat (he’s better now) sleeping on my dressers.

sleeping cat

I love playing with their paws while they sleep. I’ll spread their toes over and over again, slipping my fingers through silky fur and smooth black pads, sliding over hard claws. I’m surprised they tolerate it, but I’ve been doing it since they were kittens…

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