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Maggie on My Lap

Filed under: Art and Photography,Maggie,Our Pets — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Maggie on My Lap by Laura Moncur 01-19-06

Maggie is on my lap. She is purring loudly and my arms are wrapped around her to reach the keyboard. Somehow, this has become a normal routine. She purrs on my lap and I type despite her. It’s symbiotic in a way because her purring calms me down and my lap is a warm pillow. Anyone who could see me here typing would think that it’s an uncomfortable situation, but we both seem to enjoy it.

I remember my mom’s cat, Patches, used to sit by her typewriter when my mom was heavy into studying for school. I always thought that Patches was attention-starved, but now, I don’t think that was true. She just wanted to be where my mom was just like Maggie is with me. I’ve never had a cat like this before and it makes me happy to enjoy her company.

Photo Note: It took 50 snaps to make this one good picture. I didn’t know how hard it is to take a picture of myself until today.



  1. That is very cute. My puppy would always come sit on my lap when he was smaller. Now that he is older he just lays by my chair. I always liked to have my puppy by me too. It is very comforting. ^-^

    Comment by Kara Light — 1/20/2006 @ 8:32 am

  2. All three of my cats are snugglers, but my orange kitty Mr. Bond was especially attentive when I was stressing out over my senior thesis in college. I was at the computer for basically two weeks straight and he would lay on my lap purring. Every now and then would reach out a paw to whack a key on his own.

    Comment by CmdrSue — 1/20/2006 @ 12:43 pm

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