BUBBA: Damn cat! Quiet!
ME: Oh, hush. He's just purring.
BUBBA: No, he's licking you too loudly. I can't sleep.
ME: (chuckling) Oh, really? He'll stop in a minute. Just chill.
BUBBA: What are you laughing at?
ME: He doesn't lick anywhere near as loudly as you snore, sweetie.
BUBBA: Yeah, but when I snore, you elbow me until I roll over and stop.
ME: That's because I can't get any sleep when you're snoring.
BUBBA: So how come it doesn't bother you when the cat is purring right in your ear and you're trying to sleep? Why don't you elbow him?
I don't know. I find his purring pretty soothing, actually. Not something I can say for Bubba's snoring. I actually lay awake for a while trying to figure that one out (damn that Bubba). Is it because I love the cat more? No way.
Is it because the cat's fur is soft and silky under my fingertips? I don't think so. I'm pretty happy that Bubba isn't furry.
Is it because the cat's purr is a sign of contentment and Bubba's snoring is a sign of congestion? Maybe.
That's my story...