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What were you thinking?

Meet Kitty. Miss Kitty. Mademoiselle Kit-tay. She was hanging out in her backyard earlier this summer when I was visiting my brother.

Kitty is his cat, and he is her person. They get each other.

Kitty appears relaxed, but alert. Is that a thing? I think it's a cat thing.

She rules her yard. The birds behave around her and the squirrels ask permission before they run up the trees and along the fence top.

Just what was she thinking when the photo was taken? Do cats think? Or do they just do? Respond to the whatever in the moment?

I can't be sure, but I know that Kitty has a favorite chair in the corner of the room where we all gathered to watch TV and chat. Maybe Kitty was saying "What are you looking at?" or "What a lump of lard." (Do cats know about lard?) but, more likely, she was saying "When are these people leaving so I can get to my chair?"

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