We lost our beloved tabby, Zelda, this afternoon. In the midst of this I also sent out my first edits to a "published" author.
So I'm thinking of writing and cats (or I guess writers and pets of all sorts). For me, its always been a cat. During most of my writing time (i.e. naptime) she would sit on my lap. I feel her paws kneading in and out as she has always done because she was taken from her mother too young.
Very often I make mistakes because she bumps my typing hands with her head in an attempt to get the attention off of my manuscript and on her.
I have many other memories as well, but I think I associate my cat so often with my writing is because its one of the few times of day where there's not a little one in my arms. Zelda has learned that naptime is the time of day when she rules the roost.
Do you have pets? If so, how have they enriched your life? Anyone else have cats that involve themselves in your writing life?