Anything But Lonely

Jason and I have two special kitty cats: a big one and a little one (don't confuse size with age, they are 14 and 12). Like many parents with children (fur babies or other) we love our girls for their unique personalities. The big one is social, independent and non-demanding. The little one is somewhat anti-social with guests, needy, and demanding.

As I approach five years of being a SAHM (stay at home mom), my relationships with my girls has undoubtedly changed from what it was when I worked full-time.

Little cat has not let me out of her sight...for five years. Unlike most cats who sleep 13-16 hours per day, little kitty sleeps an average of 12 - which is the same hours that I sleep (including a 2 hour nap). And when she is awake, I am awake (not always by choice), and we are together.

In five years (as evidenced in these photos taken over the past 2 1/2 months) she has learned the following skills: sewing with a machine, casting shadow puppets, making jewelry with chain, going places she shouldn't go. Obviously, these photos were only taken when I had a camera handy: imagine all of the times when a camera isn't around.

So do I get lonely? Not in the least. I have a constant companion.

Is it pet/animal sense?
Why does the little cat stalk me? A good friend of mine believes that my sweet baby has sensed/senses that I'm not as healthy as I was in the first 7 years of her life and it's her job to watch over me.

Other friends and family believe that my sweet baby simply has an obsession...with me.


ladyfingers said...
March 7, 2011 at 12:25 p.m.

What a sweet post. I can corroborate every word of it. I haven't thought about it but there may be some truth in the thought that "little cat" knows you aren't well. She certainly is a clinger but she also brings you much joy as she protects you & even when she aggravates you.

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