Is there anything like a cat in your arms?
Delighting in our physical presence, they may begin to purr and perhaps roll on their backs, exposing their vulnerability — as if to say, “I trust you. Give me some love and make me feel good.” Their gift to us is that they receive us deeply, without any troubling cognitions or disturbing memories of less savoury moments, such as when we forgot to feed them or clean their litter box. They let all of that go. They’re just here with us right now.