Photo Friday – Writing helper

I’m more of a dog person.

Spur, our gray and white cat, sits in the window above my desk.  Photo:  Theresa Duncan

That’s why I usually tell people Spur is John’s cat. I bonded with Spur as a kitten, or so I thought. He sat on my lap, napped, even purred sometimes. But he has always been more John’s cat. Spur no longer likes to be petted. He never sits on my lap. But lately, that’s been changing. A little.

Since we put the bird feeders up out back, Spur likes to come upstairs and sit by the French door and twitch his tail at the birds and squirrels.

Today, Spur decided to watch me vacuum, a task he usually avoids by hiding, usually in the closet. When I paused at my desk to do some filing, he jumped up and began investigating, then climbed into the window and watched. I was so excited, I started snapping pictures and writing this post. Spur apparently loves the pace of my typing, even trying to help. (No, I didn’t get a picture because as soon as I stop typing to work the camera, he stops helping.) He even let me reach up several times to scratch his ears, even began to purr!

Brinkley, my Golden Retriever, is always close by when I write. He sees me sit at the desk and knows to make himself comfortable, that we are going to be here for a long while. Brinkley knows how I am in the writing zone. Focused. Driven. He doesn’t mind; it’s his nap time.

I don’t know if I have a new writing helper or not. But it makes me smile, just thinking I might.

Writing can be solitary, but it sure is nice to have company. Who helps you? Do you have a furry writing partner? Or maybe a not so furry one? My partners are in the photo (right). Spur is the new recruit. I’ll let you know how he works out…

Happy writing… ~T

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