Francois, my friend Mariko's cat, comes by. The pictures are kind of in reverse order: Claire got all excited and happy, what, what? a visitor?...and sat down to watch Francois checking out the kitchen. See her wishing she could go out and play too, staring out the window after Francois left!
Francois enjoys a tidbit: Claire was generally well-mannered, but one moment she got too close she got swatted on the nose, so decided to sit demurely by the china cabinet and watch.
Claire obviously loves cats, and knows how to be gentle and calm around them...maybe we should get a kitten for her???