Some books need to be savoured while you read them ... as if you have all the time in the world.
Asleep in the Sun by Hans Silvester (1997) is such a book. It's mostly a study of kitty cats in their favourite positions -- the nap. Hans Silvester says,
"Through the companionship of a cat or dog, we humans have a window on a different sort of awareness. Anyone who lives with an animal knows that his or her companion has another notion of time ... time is like the air -- without limit. Cats and dogs are never preoccupied with passing time. ... For those who would learn to siesta well, I advise taking a cat as a teacher. For cats, the siesta is a sacred time which, under no circumstances, should be disturbed. ... Let us admire our friends the cats, yes, but above all, let us learn some of their wisdom: for them, to live and to have time are the same thing."
This picture book from my bookshelf is one I've included in my 2009 Reading Challenge. I'm so glad I did -- reading made me feel a 'warm fuzzy' all over.