Thursday, May 04, 2006

An Eye On The World

Nicky, slightly dozing, watching the sunroom door.
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"The cat pretends to sleep that it may see the more clearly." ~ Francois Rene de Chateaubriand
The art of the "catnap"; all cats know how to do this. They sleep with eyes barely open or with one eye open; never quiet as "dead to the world" as the rest of us. Are they playing possum or just reverting to the ways of their wild cousins? (Click "read more" for more pictures)

Rhett, keeping an eye on the ragdolls.
"Cats always seem so very wise, when staring with their half-closed eyes. Can they be thinking, "I'll be nice, and maybe she will feed me twice"?" ~ Bette Midler
Cats just have to keep an eye on the world; it is not in their nature to sit on the sidelines. Oh sure, they may not contribute much or be very active, but they ALWAYS know what is going on. They are the first to see the suitcase pulled out for packing, or the box to be filled for mailing, or the freshly wrapped gift on the dining room table with the red curled ribbon dangling down.

Willow, keeping an eye on the humans.

Who are these mysterious creatures we share our lives with? Some days I just don't know.

The cats will be boarding the ride on Friday's Ark tomorrow and will visit the troops over at the Carnival of the Cats, hosted this week by Pages Turned. See you there! (end of post)

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