I originally posted this photograph on my AOl journal Ellipsis on 11/11/05
"Everything I know I learned from my cat; When you are hungry eat. When you are tired, nap in a sunbeam. When you go to the vet's, pee on your owner's shoe.
Last week I was having a blue moment, so I decided to buy a treat for Elvis and me. A stuffed black and white cat for Elvis, and a stuffed monkey for me. Elvis loves stuffed animals...and yes so do I. Elvis is amazing with his toys. He grooms them. He picks them up and puts them away in his toy box, and he never harms them. So, I gave the stuffed cat to him and placed the monkey on my pillow...for later. When I went into the bedroom to go to bed that night, I found Elvis had dragged, "Mr. Baffles" the monkey, down to the end of the bed where he sleeps and propped him up against his purple, "Happy Face" pillow. He has slept holding Mr. Baffles every night this past week. They have bonded. :)
"A Monkey & His Boy" Berkely, California November 9th, 2005 4:25 AM