"A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart, and some laughter on one's lips, is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life."
Tee Hee. Elvis likes to giggle and laugh. We first noticed this peculiar talent of his, when he was about a year old. We were playing fetch with him one evening, and as we tossed the little pink mouse to him, we heard him make a little sound. Just a silly little snort. Alan and I both laughed, because it had sounded to both of us like he was actually laughing. "How strange would that be?" We mused. But when he caught the mouse, and brought it back for us to once again throw, he made the noise again as he laid it at Alan's feet. Again, we laughed. "Could it be? Can cats really laugh?" Here it is, 9 years later, and my answer is, YES! Cats do laugh!
When Elvis is having fun, or is he is looking at something he thinks is amusing, he makes a wonderful little giggling noise. Noodles make him laugh, his stuffed monkey (Cap-N-Federick) makes him laugh, playing with bubbles makes him laugh, and when he sneezes... he laughs. Yesterday, I was teasing his whiskers with a feather brush, and he just loved it. We have a pretty good time together. He makes me laugh, and I make him laugh, and it's good for all three of us. He is a happy little fella again, and is just about back to his old self, since we finally have his diabetes under control. I guess humor helps cats heal as well. :)
This entry is for my friend Steven's weekly meme, Feline Friday. If you have a kitty you would like to show off, and you want to play along, you can find out all the info you need by visiting his blog, "(sometimes) photoblog." Like Steven says, "Cats Rule."
July 22, 2007
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