Cats are singular creatures indeed. It’s all about them. I know some people like that – it’s not pretty. But for some reason I not only tolerate this quality in cats, I find it rather endearing.
I understand that when my four-legged child stops being snooty and starts snuggling up to me in the wee hours, it’s only because it’s starting to get nippy and I’m a convenient heater. But I don’t mind. I’m grateful for the attention. Cats do that to you.
So there I lie, grateful… and incredibly uncomfortable. Because heaven forbid I should move and inconvenience moggy. Cats do that to you too. And then I think of food. Food like this warming French-inspired beef stew with loads of herbs, garlic, red wine and haricot beans. I serve it with a baguette and French flair in my finest porcelain, and I thank my cat.