Every good writer needs a cat, especially a polydactyl cat. Cats cultivate creativity, didn’t you know?
Cats sit in front of you while you work, clogging up your computer monitor and keyboard with silky cat fur. Dogs don’t do that.
Cats nuzzle your chin and sweetly beg for requited love when you’ve got a deadline to meet. Dogs don’t do that.
Cats fit on the very small areas of your desk without knocking things over (uh, most of the time). Most dogs can’t do that.
Cats sit on top of your calendar and bat your sticky notes around. Dogs don’t do that. (Dogs just eat the calendars and sticky notes.)
Can you see Livvy’s polydactyl paw? She’s a real special cat, a writer’s cat! ;) All the more toes to bat the sticky notes!
The cat and “mouse.” So perfect together. “Dog and mouse” just don’t have that creative cadence to it.
Yep, every writer needs a cat. And good writers have lots of cats. Just recall Ernest Hemingway and his houseful of polydactyl cats– his writing abilities multiplied every time he acquired another cat, did you know that?
I think one polydactyl cat is enough for me (right now). Alack, I’m doomed to a mediocre writing career. But at least my house won’t smell like pervasive cat litter….