So, there I was, up at 2:30 am working working working and beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The world around me was quiet. The house was quiet. The Mad Kitten had run herself so spastically in and out of the house that she was finally tired and cute and laying on her back in my lap with her back feet poking up in the air, toes spread (which is another sign she is happy) while with her front paws, she held her comb and was merrily chewing on it and purring away when I had an idea.
You know, one of those ideas that comes out of no where and makes perfect sense to you because you don’t stop for an instant to think about it. And it did, it just seemed like the thing to do in the moment.
I measured the cat.
You see, when she lies like that her jelly belly just spreaaaadddds out and I was curious. A little guilty too, we have been banging through a bag of treats a day just to keep her out of my hair while I madly tippy-tapped away.
She is 18 inches long. Just a hair under 12 inches tall, and when she is lying on her back. Her stomach is 13 inches wide.
When I was done measuring she tucked the comb against her chest and reached up and patted my face.
There are moments when I think perhaps she and I spend a hair too much time together.
Then again, that’s my baby.
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