Saturday, April 28, 2012
Man with Cat Jumping 1987
There was something that Sneakers did that always unsettled me. You would be holding her in your arms, petting her, most probably chatting with her about something of interest to both of you. She would seem completely content--purring even. Then, suddenly, for no apparent reason, she would spring out of your arms, pushing off with her claws and scratching you as she bailed, causing you to start with fear. There was a kind of pushing away, a "get me the hell out of here!", feeling to her abrupt departure. Then she would take off and be gone, clearly with some urgent need to be anywhere else but in your arms.