Daisy and Butterscotch are the best listeners. They like to sit beside me on the sofa and watch me write on my laptop. They're very patient as I read each new rewrite of my poems. They especially like the poems about them. Here's a tanka I wrote about Butterscotch.
my cat sits watching
waiting for me to come home
I open the door
to the sound of his purring—
Butterscotch is almost ten years old, but he still runs to the door every time I come home. I know he's happy to see me.