This is a picture of Fudge, our pet cat. He’s a bit of a clown sometimes; likes to hunt, and present us with the birds he catches; he’s a friend and companion; a nuisance when he wants to go out at three in the morning; and he even lets us live in the same house as him, though sometimes we’re not absolutely sure how welcome we are; he has sharp teeth and claws, and we have scars!
I found a short poem that could’ve been written about Fudge, when he’s having a good day — which is most of the time:
Cats are Wonderful Friends
Gentle eyes that see so much,
paws that have the quiet touch,
Purrs to signal “all is well”
and show more love than words could tell.
Graceful movements touched with pride,
a calming presence by our side –
A friendship that takes time to grow –
Small wonder why we love them so.