You Had Me at “Meow”

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life, Massage

One of my great joys in life is cats. I appreciate their zen, the fact that if you want a relationship they need to be approached on their terms and their softness. In fact, they are a lot like my favorite massage clients.

My earliest writings, from about age 8, which my wife discovered in a dog-eared Pee-Chee folder, is about going to the cat store to buy a cat. It was pure fantasy; my parents were not cat people and informed me that I could get a turtle if I wanted a pet.

I have had two great cats – or should I say they had me 😊 – but they have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and I’m currently catless.

I currently have two clients who have me watch their cats when they leave town, which solves a problem of Bay Area massage. I have endless outcall clients in the Bay, but at 100 dollars per night for a hotel that takes a big chunk of my one-massage-a-day income.

A purrfect win-win!

Ezekiel O'BrienYou Had Me at “Meow”