Only eight days until my big day of celebration! Today I’d like to share with you what it means to purr.
Sometimes I know my mom thinks I purr just to comfort her, and she might be right. She knows that cats purr when they are both happy and afraid. I purr when I’m happy to share that happiness. I purr when I’m frightened to comfort myself. Sometimes mom thinks I purr because I know it makes her happy to hear it, but I’m usually also purring because I’m happy to be with her.
Purring is a unique way cats can share joy and fear, but mostly it is joy we share. I love it when people help me purr and their smile just grows and grows because they know I’m happy too! It’s almost like a love competition. I purr harder to see their smile grow, and by seeing their smile grow, I magically purr louder!
Although you two-legged beings and drooly dogs aren’t able to purr, you can show happiness in other ways. Smiling is my favorite. Laughing is good too, because then I can feel you shake a little like purring. Dogs wag their tails, which makes them shake, too!
To purr is to be happy. So be happy, purr a little!