More Than Pet

    More Than Pet

Albert Cat lies at my side.
Pressed up against my thigh he sleeps.
He’s slurped some yogurt from my thumb;
Not much, for he’s not hungry –
Took a whiff, showed interest;
I appreciate his interest, his intelligence;
It shows we’re equals:
His senses know my tones of voice.
I try my best to sense his choices:
Moods, foods, evidences he evinces through the day;
His likes, dislikes, what’s good, what’s play.
He’s whimsical and unpredictable;
I’m conversational, respectful;
Relationship reciprocal,
I am the more responsible,
And that’s okay with me;
The mutuality enriching each.
Time tells me,
So does he.

More than Pet 4.30.2021 Cat Book II; Circling round Experience; Love Relationships II; Arlene Nover Corwin

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