Me: Hey Mimi! Come here! Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!
Mimi: Yawn! Are you calling me?
Me: Yes! I have a question to ask you.
Mimi: Okay, but this had better be good. I was taking a nap!
Me: Oh, you're always taking a nap. I want to know what the deal is with cats and quilts. Why is it that whenever I put some blocks down on the floor, or put a new quilt on a bed, one of you furballs jumps up on it? It's not just you. Felix does it too.
Mimi: That's your important question? That's what you woke me up for?
Me: Come on Mimi. Help me out. Talk to me.
Mimi: Meow. Okay. We like quilts.
Me: That's all it is? Cat like quilts? I thought perhaps you were inspecting to see if the quilt met with your approval.
Mimi: Oh, yeah, that. Well, that's what we cats like you humans to think. It keeps you on your toes. But that is not the real reason.
Me: So what is the real reason?
Mimi: Well, you always say that quilts are made with love, right? And they are meant to keep you humans warm. You make them look pretty, but that doesn't interest us felines. We just want to make sure they have the powers which you say they have.
Me: Powers? Like?
Mimi: Like making you smile. Like keeping you warm. Like comforting you when you are feeling down. Like making you feel better when you are ill. Like surrounding a new baby with love. Like creating new memories and bringing back old ones. Comfort, warmth, security and love. Stuff like that. You know!
Me: Okay, sure. I understand all that, but where do you come in? Why do you have to jump on every quilt as soon as the binding as been stitched on?
Mimi: Meow! You just don't get it, do you? We don't only sit on your precious quilts when they are done! We also sit on your blocks while they are in progress and occasionally your fabrics too. We put the love in!
Me: What's that you say? You put the love in?
Mimi: Yes! You heard me. We, felines, put the love in! Now that you have your answer, can I get back to my napping?
Me: Hmmmm. Interesting theory. Cats put the love in. It seems plausible. Okay. I see you are already half asleep. Enjoy the quilts, Mimi. You can sit on them or sleep on them whenever you like. The more love the better, I guess.