Monday, July 4, 2011

Make Yourself at Home

Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?
~Ian Wallace

Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism.
~John Updike

Everyone seems normal until we get to know them.
The one on the right is my daughter's cat.

She stays with us from time to time while the daughter is out of town. Lorenzo is a 20-something woman with millions of friends and a social calendar that makes me exhausted just thinking about it.

Her cat, therefore, does not live here, but every time she comes she has no problem inserting herself directly into the ebb and flow of daily life here.

Her first objective is to make the other critters in the house (George and Calvin naturally - I am to guess Pup and I as well) know that she is here. She rubs on George's toys, she finds her scratching pad and lays on it, she claims me as her "human," she scampers about making curmudgeonly Calvin play with her.

I kinda love this about her and find that all of us need this personality trait. It makes her utterly charming. Would it work for the rest of us as well?


So. Cal. Gal said...

Both cats are sooooo pretty! And I agree that that personality trait is important. She must get it from her humans. : )

Ms. A said...

LOL! That would SO not work for me.

Happy 4th!

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T said...

What an admirable characteristic, to fearlessly "insert ourselves into the ebb and flow of the lives of others."

Cats have this innate sense of coolness. It's like their secret motto: Never let 'em see you sweat.

They're smooth, confident. Autobots.

I wanna be that...I wanna be a "copycat."

Not So Simply Single said...

I love that picture....ahhhh!