100 Words #401 - Behind the Scenes

Sometimes when you're trying to shoot photos, cats happen. 

Little Man the Maine Coon "helping" with a photo shoot for the Etsy shop. 

“What a luxury a cat is, the moments of shocking and startling pleasure in a day, the feel of the beast, the soft sleekness under your palm, the warmth when you wake on a cold night, the grace and charm even in a quite ordinary workaday puss. Cat walks across your room, and in that lonely stalk you see leopard or even panther, or it turns its head to acknowledge you and the yellow blaze of those eyes tells you what an exotic visitor you have here, in this household friend, the cat who purrs as you stroke, or rub his chin, or scratch his head.”

- Doris Lessing, The Old Age of El Magnifico

More quotes and poems by 30 authors who loved cats found here.  Your word, pulled from Doris Lessing's ode to the feline, is: 

 

 

Beast