Sunday, February 17, 2008

let the sun shine in

The cat was there — in sunny weather — stretched at full length, asleep and blissful…(the) house was complete, and its contentment and peace were made manifest to the world by this symbol, whose testimony is infallible. A home without a cat—and a well-fed, well-petted, and properly revered cat—may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?
Mark Twain (1835-1910) from The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

photo: gwen ~ 16 february 2008

7 comments:

zquilts said...

...and her colors match the fabric she is sleeping on ! ... or is she a he?! I have a 20 pounder on my lap right now !

Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

My cat Bunter loves to do that, though the afternoon sun path goes over the hardwood floor not the couch which is perfectly fine with him. I loved the recent New Yorker cover with a cat sunning on the floor of Grand Central Terminal, oblivious to traffic whizzing by.

Reya Mellicker said...

What a beautiful picture. I makes me want to curl up for a nap - well - except it's rainy outside and it's only 8:00 in the morning. Not quite time for a nap yet, eh?

Steve said...

My cat, of course, likes lying in the sun too. Unfortunately my apartment gets no direct sun. So she lies in the patches of light reflected by the windows across the courtyard -- which always seems kind of pathetic to me!

Barbara said...

There are many times when I look at my dog sleeping peacefully without a care in the world and want to change places -- just for a day or two!

Scabby the cat said...

That's the way to do it!

jenclair said...

I love the quote that accompanies this wonderful picture!