Regular lovemaking essential to a good relationship!

With your cat, I mean. Obviously.

Maintaining an intimate relationship with a cat is a delicate combination of nurturing, seduction, and mutual passion. Not forgetting food.

It’s a beautiful thing to have a little furry creature – who could very well survive on its own, if push came to shove – choose YOU to be its special companion. It will offer you, not slavish devotion, but measured affection. It will judge you, of course – but it will say nothing. It will lie beside you purring as you cry into your pillow, and you will find that more comforting than any well-meaning friend.

Yes, it will have its own quirks. It probably can’t take a joke. It will not find it amusing when it falls off a chair and you laugh. It will demand dinner – stridently – less than an hour after it has already been fed. It will eat endangered species with all the gusto of Kim Jong-un inspecting weaponry. It will sometimes be sick on the mat.

But nevertheless, your relationship will grow in depth and delight as you age together – your cat gracefully, you, not so much. I’ve never understood why women are afraid of growing old with cats. With cats is the nicest possible way to grow old. Granted, maybe one or two rather than scores, but…it’s something I look forward to, personally. Cats don’t hog the TV remote.

And my own cat – this cat is the Queen Victoria of cats, elderly and greatly cherished by all her subjects. I count it a privilege that I’m able to make her warm and comfy and loved in her later years. It’s sort of like the ‘one starfish’ principle. If I can make one cat happy – well, there was a point to me being here after all, right?

 

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    1. I think she is. She’s sitting in front of the fire, all cosy and warm. I like that I’m able to do that for her, now she’s reached her old age – it gives me a glow to see her happy and snoring away:)

  1. Never had a cat until my son moved home with his. Have now had a cat for a little over a year. Cats don’t bark. I like that. This cat isn’t obsessive and intruding about its need for attention — unlike a certain dog we have. This cat isn’t obsessive about food — unlike a certain other dog we have.

    I’m still trying to figure the cat out though. Sometimes it comes to me for a neck rub, mostly it doesn’t. Sometimes it stays up in my son’s room for hours and hours. Sometimes it doesn’t. A thing it always does is this — there is a spot in our house, a place between the stairs up there and the stairs down there and the kitchen over there. The cat frequently sits there and when I pass by, it almost always will drop and roll on to its back for a neck and tummy rub. It’s become a favorite part of my day.

    But cats — hard to figure them out.

    1. I think that’s what I like about them, they’re very much their own people. My cat will never do anything if she thinks that’s what you want her to do – she’s very suspicious of anything like that. So you have to pretend you don’t care,and then, she just might do it.

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