Senyru 9

Courtesy of BeChewy


Perched on covers on my chest

Purring silently

Miss Fuzzy Pants (formerly Mister Fuzzy Pants*) doesn’t often sleep with us on the bed. Maddie can usually be found between us and under the covers. But not Miss Fuzzy Pants. By preference, she will sleep in the pet bed on the floor next to the baseboard heater in our bedroom.

Now and then, she will get up on the bed. When she does, she invariably lies on my chest. Thankfully, she doesn’t weigh much. But even so, it can make breathing a little more difficult. Enough so, that I find it hard to sleep.

She purrs when she lies on me. Otherwise I might try to shift her. It’s her expression of contentment that causes me to lie there awake until she decides to leave. Usually, she will lie slightly off to one side of my chest and it feels to me as if she is about to slide right off. This also works to keep me awake.

Her purr is silent. On the rare occasion that she purrs loudly enough for us to hear her, we wonder just what it is we are hearing. And then it dawns on us that it is Miss Fuzzy Pants being abnormally loud.

I often wonder what makes her purr that loudly from time to time.

* No, she didn’t make a conscious decision to be transsexual. She just has too much fur back there for us to tell easily. The vet had no trouble learning the truth when he sedated her.

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Published by Dianne Lehmann

I'm a writer. But I'm also a wife and a mom to a couple of fur babies. You could call me a cook (but never a chef, I'm not that good) and provisioner as well. Laundress? Yeah. Probably. I design jewelry and I crochet. But mostly I love to write. I love words and how they sound. I love their meanings and origins. I love stringing them together. And of course, I love to read. Thinking about it just now, I realize that what I love most is life and the people around me with a special place set aside for my wonderful husband, our adorable dog and our inscrutable cat. It's the world and the people in it that fuels my writing. So thanks to you all for being the amazing beings that you are.

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