Someday I Will Miss When He Made it Impossible to Work

October 23rd, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized

It’s inevitable that whenever I lay out a pile of papers to do some research, or, like here, my music in order to practice, a cat will immediately come over and plop himself down on top of whatever it is I’m working on.  When I still bought newspapers they were an especially favorite cat resting spot. Anyone who has a cat knows this.  You pull out a newspaper and a cat appears out of nowhere, jumping up.  Forget trying to read.

I say I will miss this because I’m haunted by this touching, brief obituary someone once wrote for her cat, and she had a caption under his picture which read something like “Sitting on my work for over” X years.  The point was, it’s annoying today, but you’re going to miss it when it’s gone. I know I post a lot of pictures of Finney sprawled wherever I’m working, it’s because ever since that obit I find it kinda poignant.  Except when he spills my coffee.

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  1. 5 Responses to “Someday I Will Miss When He Made it Impossible to Work”

  2. By mirela on Oct 23, 2008

    Finney’s fur looks sooo soft!

  3. By Stacy Horn on Oct 24, 2008

    Yes. It’s irresistible. One must stop what they are doing and pet him!

  4. By Nicole on Oct 25, 2008

    Too sweet! And yes, you will. My mother reminds me of this when I am short sometimes with my dog who will do just about anything to get me to stop whatever I’m doing to pay attention to him.

  5. By justine on Nov 4, 2008

    your black cat is doing precisely what mine did: guarding your notebooks with a full body lie on (over?). Making you rethink your work. And staring deep into your eyes.

    I miss her all the time

  6. By Stacy Horn on Nov 4, 2008

    Sigh. We love these furballs so.

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