Wednesday, November 08, 2006

pinky leon excerpt



pinky leon keeps cleaning his shaved paw. i guess the bald leg against his regular (and thickening for winter) coat feels wrong to him. it is like a strange rock, bare in a a field of grass. hard not to obsess about really. so so smooth, and then abruptly so hairy. i put my finger in the way of his cleaning to distract him and he licks my finger twice, then looks at me annoyed. i don't know how a cat can form such a perturbed expression, like a teenager. i think it's something in the angle of his lashes. he starts to vigorously flap his tail. i move my hand away because i know what comes next.

now he is done cleaning and sleeps in my lap. my little round companion with big round eyes.

9 comments:

alyssa said...

Ahh, so sweet. This could be a poem.

lisa s said...

more pinky drawings and stories please!

kylie said...

i love this sketch of pinky!

Jessica said...

This is a great little post. I just can't help looking at my pets sometimes and wonder what their thinking and why I am so darn lucky to have them in my life.

anne said...

beautiful sketch!

Frances said...

What a lovely picture! Is the little bald spot from his dental? Bless his little shrimpy heart! I know what you mean about that "I'm kind of annoyed with you..." expression - sometimes I interrupt Dolma when she's cleaning Isaac and get an accidental hand cleaning before she shoots me one of those. Have a great weekend!

nicole said...

He's probably all "excuuuse me can't you see I'm really enjoying covering myself in my own kitty spit" ;)

Love it when cats give attitude.

bugheart said...

yes yes
more pinky leon
pictures
and stories...
pleeeeeease!

mav said...

i needed a smile and i knew right where to go. PL ... love it. xx mav