Rocky the Cat

Rocky the Cat

We have two cats, Rocky and Casper. Rocky loves to circle my chair every time I sit down at the computer keyboard.  I don’t know how he knows, but I swear he can be sound asleep two floors above, and the instant I wake up the computer he is at my feet. Rocky will yell at me in little yaps until I hoist his 15 pounds of yellow and brown fur from the floor. He insists I hold him across my chest with his head snuggled between my shoulder and ear. I’ll lean back in my chair and gently message the back of his neck. If I do it just right his little eyes close and the purring begins. I read somewhere that a cat’s purr is as pure an expression of love as is possible from an animal to a human. Rocky never tires of the ritual, and I always feel as if the hassles of the day are less significant. A cat purring in your ear is good for the soul. (Image Info: Taken with Fuji F60 camera as Rocky napped on my lap. Manual exposure mode, flash off, center-weighted metering.)