A Grey Cat comes to visit and I get someone to talk to

I’m at my parents house, visiting. They’ve given away the budgie Raffe and the rabbit Tsatziki, so when I first came home the house kind of felt “empty”. I always talk to the animals, and notice them. I’m just that kind of person. I talk to birds when I bike, and stop to talk to every cat I see. With animals I am a child at heart.

Cat on a visit

When I was sitting outside one day a cat passed by and I called it to have a chat. I sat down on the street outside because dad would go crazy if I let it near the house (you don’t want a stray cat to come into the kitchen all the time when the door is open). I just sat and pet it for a while, and the grey beauty (very small cat) stroke its body all over me. She was violently friendly, buffing on me to pet her and staying with me for quite a while.

I noticed how much I enjoyed it. I just sat there and noticed that I’m that kind of person, who sits down and talks to a cat for a long time. And talking to her made me miss my own cat at home, miss Smilla.

It made me feel lonely and childish, but also happy that animals exist and that I am not afraid to talk to them. I like when I “notice” things I haven’t thought about before. Do you ever have that feeling? I have it all the time right now. Oh, that. Oh, like this… I’m a cat person, a person who talks to birds on the side of the road, who smiles when I see a snail…

Hence this post. And indulge me, some Smilla pictures (non-cat people should close this post now if you haven’t already):

Smilla nyduschad

In the beginning of June Smilla had a nice shower, and she hated it but smelled lovely afterwards… hehe. Click on the image to view more “wet pussy cat pictures” – she is so cute and thin!

More of Smilla-darling:


If you remember the cat basket I made her? She didn’t spend much time there at all – until I put it on top of my work desk in the living room. Now she loves it! I kind of miss her in my lap, but I enjoy looking at her going in there and knowing I made it for her. Neat-o girl!

Smilla - the cutest cat ever
Sleeping beauty.

Smilla the curious cat! I was trying to draw a toy doll just after reading Danny Gregory’s book The Creative License. I did love that book, but I find it hard to draw. I need to practice more. Without cat interference.

Smilla - the cutest cat ever

I was wondering how many people I know who would find a friend in a cat that was passing by on the street? Would you?

My cat friend the grey little feline came back twice that day, but since then I haven’t seen her. She finally walked away, to her own home, and left me lonley sitting on the curb.

9 Responses

  1. I found your blog through Artsymama and just love it! You have a great style. I’ll be back often.

  2. I too have cats…two to be exact…a mother and daughter…very big and smallish, both about 10 years old. They play with our little Bichon dog and it’s quite a lot of fun to watch. Hummingbirds are my favourite ones to talk to….and magpies…magpies never shut up and hummingbirds never sit still!! Your cat is beautiful…even when she’s wet.

  3. She is delightful! I know just what you mean about talking to animals. I talk with my dogs and cats daily :) Thank you so much for visiting my blog the other day. I appreciate it :)

  4. I’m an animal person too, cats, dogs, fish (!), if it has a beating heart, my own goes out to meet it. It’s a well-known fact that petting and interacting with an animal lowers the blood pressure and just plain makes us feel good! When we commune with another creature, we expand the love that is in us. And Mother Nature appreciates it!

  5. I’ve never considered myself as a cat person until I moved in with two two cats and fell in love with them completely! I always stop and chat with the stray cats and my husband always greets the cats in the street with a raised open paw… I mean, hand. *^v^* Smilla is so cute, I wish I could see more wet pictures of hers (I cannot access them since they’re marked “private”).

  6. These pictures are great. I love the cat basket; what a great way to keep her close but comfortable. Our cats are not allowed in the office/studio because they’re too rambunctious and they like playing with the art supplies as much as I do.

    I think the drawings are very good.

  7. HeeHee! I’m a complete kid too when it comes to animals: cats, dogs, squirrels, chippys, toads, dragon-flies, birds, bees (I like to gently pet the big fuzzy ones when they are busy in a flower) and pretty much any other creature. I’ll stop and say hello. Try to lure them over for a pet, or just stand and quietly watch them. I’m never too busy for a one on one with a neat looking bug either! I’m so glad I’m not the only one.
    Love your site!

  8. I’ve always had that feeling, ever since I was little, that I noticed more than those around me. I’ve never heard anyone else say it, though.

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