That's an unusual fact in itself, since I sit on the 3rd floor of the house and she rarely ventures further from the comforts of the 1st floor--plus, she's a very big girl, and that's a lot of exercise.
So I considered her visit a rare treat.
She looked at me, meowed, and wandered around the room, finally climbing onto the couch where I sat. She climbed to the back of the couch and I could feel her settling in directly behind my head.
She nestled her nose into my hair and snuffled a bit, and where she touched me, I felt a little flower burst into bloom!
Opening, opening, opening.
The sun, the rain, the earth!
My scalp tingled.
She pulled her nose away and settled in further.
I could hear her breathing, and then I just felt her there behind me, a beautiful Bodhisattva lending me her support and Loving Kindness.
Every breath a Metta chant!
When I finished my sit, I looked at her and bowed. I offered her the Nembusu, and she offered me a Silent Meow.
She jumped down off the couch, regarding me as I blew out the candle and removed my mala.
I thought she looked like a little Buddhist Priest in her black robes, with a white Rakusu, and little white stockings, stylish.
Laughing, I went back to the evening. She followed me.
Namu Amida Butsu!