Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner
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kitties eating

In one of her short stories, Amy Hempel mentions that she likes the sound of her dog eating, but that she does not like the sound of a person eating. I felt an immediate connection when I read that. I love the sound of my kitties crunching away at their food. And I too dislike the sound of a person crunching. This part goes way back. My mother had some sort of condition that made it so that her chewing was audible outside her mouth, much more so than a normal person's would be. I remember asking her about it once. I really hated hearing her crunch away. You could hear her across town.

I also know that if I watched my kitties rip into some other poor creature and crunch away at that meat, I wouldn't find it so pleasant.
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