Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Are cats ever really happy?

This is Zen. I've seen him satisfied, content, excited, frustrated, annoyed, angry, and enraged. I've seen him placid, uncaring, careful, embarrassed, impatient, jealous, envious, and depressed. I've seen him seductive, yearning, curious, startled, scared, cautious, distrustful, gleeful, impulsive, loving, naughty, hurtful, and playful...grateful, nervous, puzzled, dumbfounded, jumpy, dazed, spacy, and out-of-it...self-assured, self-conscious, doubtful, sorry, sweet, enthusiastic, sympathetic, caring, worried, disgusted, and ashamed...guilt-ridden, innocent, selfish, careless, self-centered, unbelieving, sure, confident, analytical, bored, greedy, generous, and blissed out...

I'm just not sure I've ever seen him happy.

2 comments:

Leola said...

Oh my gosh. Your Zen could be a twin to my Lucy. (named after Lucille Ball and her red hair) Lucy used to be really aloof, but lately she has decided to be truly loving (and joined at my hip)I don't know why the change, but I'll take it :)

May Terry said...

Zen is rather moody, but when he decides he needs affection, he'll climb in your lap and put his paws around your neck :-) It's completely disarming. I adore him.