A wonderful poem I came across today. Enjoy...
"The First Day"
The first day the cat came he explored all corners, touched with his mouth and tongue what he could, startled at sounds, growled at strangeness. He was tense in his muscles, his ears alert. He traced his steps through the rooms, he wanted to remember and order them in his mind. Finally, he seemed satisfied to safety. Holding his tail like a whip, he began to establish relations, formal at first, pretending he was Ambassador of Thailand, then coming close, rubbing his back and tail against my leg and chair legs to test the difference. At last he established that my dwelling suited him, he would stay. And lay down for his first trusting sleep.