Three-Letter Word

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”  

~Mark Twain~

Yes, one can divide their joy with other human beings.

Or with a cat.


Just before I took this photograph, Gibbs buried his face under my left bicep, into the armpit, kneading a couple of ribs. He was having a “you-left-me-all-alone-again-and-I-really-really-really-missed-you” moment. Ziva had obviously not been a comfort to Gibbs today other than with the drone of her inconsistent, pug-like snoring.

So, there we sat.

The two of us.

Gibbs dividing his kneaded, comforted joy with me, the human.

The human dividing her cuddled, caressed joy with him, the cat.

Both of us knowing Twain’s full value of a three-letter word.

14 responses to Three-Letter Word

  1. Dan Antion says:

    They can be demanding. We get torn between the dog and one of the cats. they both want to be scratched but they lay down far enough apart that we almost can’t reach them both. What we do 🙂

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I love it when one of the kids rolls over in the middle of the living room floor and meows “come over here and pet me!” Really? You want me to get off the couch?

  2. Ally Bean says:

    Cats can be the best. Makes me miss our two who behaved in similar ways to Gibbs and Ziva. Enjoy your joy.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You’ve got that right. One minute they snuggle, the next they act like you smell bad. I don’t get that…

  3. Awww, that’s noice. I love it when they push their head under your arm or hand looking for affection. And then you reach out to pat them and they bite you. Cats are so sweet.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Hahahahaha! That would be Ziva, not Gibbs. The boy is very gentle, unless you scare him and he digs into your leg with his claws while trying to make an escape. Just ask Natasha…

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