Once upon a time, I was exclusively a dog person. Cats were mysterious pets that other people enjoyed. I liked a good tail wag and lick on the hand, to say nothing of the boisterous welcome home parties.
But, once I got to know my first cat, honestly, against my will, I was hooked. It took a long time for her to train me but the bottom line is you have to respect their boundaries until they are ready to remove them. Dogs will wag their tail for just about anyone. You have to get to know a cat slowly. Gradually the trust grows. Then the affection blossoms.
In honor of the lovelies that share our home this National Pet Week, lets take a look at some after-dinner, sitting-on-the-sofa, every-day, run-of-the-mill, unsolicited, kitty affection. These are candid shots while one or more parties were napping.