Here's a picture of my author familiars. They slept like this, beside me, all the time. Occasionally, they'd raise a lid when I'd read a passage of my WIP out loud which always made me take a second look at how it was parsed.
The blue is Murphy. He's our rescue guy. He has PTSD and anxiety issues and he barks at everything now that we've lost our red girl, Ciine* (Coon-yea) last month. Birds, bunnies, leaves, cars, hummingbirds at the feeders, butterflies... He's still not over her loss. Neither are we. But we're getting there.
This is how I'll remember Ciine. Pensive. Quiet. Just loving life.
Loaner Cat refused to share the limelight and would not sit still for a photo knowing she'd not be featured.
*Ciine is Romanian for dog. Yes, Thing One has a great sense of humor. Sometimes...