Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dear Mr. Hillerman

First, allow me to say how much I enjoy your Navajo mysteries. Please write more. Now.

I do have one question for you, though. You have said more than once that Sergeant Jim Chee believes that having a cat as a pet is like having a human slave. While I can't help but agree that this is an apt analogy, I wonder. Does Chee realize that the human is not the master in this relationship?

My cat Layla prefers me to sleep on my left side with my left arm under her head and my right arm cuddled over her back. If I try to sleep on my right side, she slaps me until I roll over.

Slavery indeed!