Purring Parcel Of Paradox

A cat is a purring parcel of paradox, 
a cunning collection of contradictions. 
A cat is lazy and busy, dainty and savage, 
affectionate and aloof, greedy and finicky, 
sound asleep in one instant, 
and awake and stalking in the next. 
A cat is a limp puddle of softness, 
surrounding a steel-hard 
and ever-alert set of muscles. ... 
A cat has the face of a pansy flower, 
and is just as velvety. 
A cat holds infinity in her eyes, 
and your heart in her front paws. 
- Leonore Fleischer