Today I have been working on a piece (possibly a column) called "This I Believe" like that old NPR gag. I started off by saying, "I believe all depressed people should own a dog."
But now I'm wondering if the Cat People out there will arm themselves with pitchforks and come a-lookin' for me if I don't mention--you know--cats. Because I like cats, too, although I guess if I could only choose a cat or a dog I would probably choose a parrot.
Because I'm contrary.
Anyway, I think the purr of a cat curling up next to you is one of life's best sounds. One of my cats--the really stupid one and I don't say that judgmentally--is presiding over my keyboard now. Purring. And making me happy.
Which do you prefer? And why?