This was actually the first page I completed for Night Cats. I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post how delightful it is when a normally serious cat goes utterly ga-ga over a simple toy.
Today I’ll note that it is equally delightful when a normally serious person — not a person without humor, you understand; I think it would be unwise for a truly humorless person to attempt to own a cat — interacts with her or his cat in a silly, playful way.
Night Cats is dedicated to my friend A.B., whom I have observed gaily “dancing” with her cat, all the while praising her cat’s white-stockinged hind legs as her “little white go-go boots,” in the kind of voice one can only use when talking to a beloved feline.
The mental image stuck with me. Plus, I kind of liked the idea of an independent Night Cat going out and having some fun once her official Night Cat duties have been attended to.