A few years ago I was afraid of cats. Now, I love my cat.
His hair gleams in the sun. He is hiding behind the bushes, he looks at me with gypsy-like eyes that captivate me. He sleeps on my desk, while I am working. He lies on the ground so I can not paint, until I pat him. And he follows me, he follows us through the house like a dog. I think I understand his meow, and he many of my words.
I can say we are made for each other, he seems to be intelligent. He manages his friendship wit hus very good. I do not mind, I respect him because I think he loves me so much, as I love him … Marcel Maus (French ethnologist) said it all: “The cat is the only animal that has managed the human being tame” 😉
Photos: Frans Vossen, Ángeles Nieto; Painting “Gato” Ángeles Nieto