Monday, May 2, 2011

Difficult Days

Cat’s are amazing creatures. I know just about everyone reading this knows that already, but it bears repeating. Amazing. It has been a rough weekend for me as a very dear friend of mine and a fellow kitty lover was getting ready to pass on. Her kitty was not much for sitting by her side for very long ever. But at this time, he spent time laying by her feet. He knew.

And I like to think that she knew he was there even through the morphine. It had to make her happy, that he was there to comfort her. It makes me happy to know that at the end, her buddy put off any stand-off-ish-ness and lay with her. Some cat’s are just not cuddlers, some are overly affectionate, some are somewhere in the middle. Just like people.

It helps that I know exactly where my friend is now. And it just wouldn’t be heaven without kitties!
I’m grateful that my cuddle-buddy is here with me. Star, while she likes to sit on me, she does not allow snuggles. Leo lets me hug and snuggle and rub my face against his soft furry body. I love both of my kitties, but Leo has been my comfort today. Though I have to say Star has been at my side a little more than usual, just not on my lap. Leo’s my hugger and I’ve already had to pause writing a couple times to snuggle my Leo-scarf.

Tomorrow, or another day this week, I will get to showing some of Leo’s adventures from the week with no internet. But today, I’m just gonna cuddle my buddy.

In the meantime, and on a lighter side, Here’s Leo the Chinese Lion making it very difficult to take a good picture of him..

Camera Strap?


Nom nom nom...


ABBY said...

We are sorry to hear about your friend.
Has she made arrangements for her kitty friend?

soft purrs

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie

The Island Cats said...

We are sorry to hear about your friend.

Leo sure is doing a good job getting that strap!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh we are so sorry to hear about your friend. Cats are always wonderful and knowing about things like this, be it your friends cat knowing it was time for her to go, or Star hanging out with you a bit more than normal. Leo of course is a snuggle bug so he would be there anyway, but I bet he was even more so than normal. I know my cats always know when I feel sad or bad, and they are always a lot sweeter and cuddlier at that time.

Andrea said...

Thank you all so much. She did make arrangements for the kitty. Her daughter in law lives with her and promised to take care of the kitty. She's a cat person too, so it's not really a problem.
Yes, my kitties are both very cuddly today. I'm getting my hugs for sure.

Random Felines said...

We are sorry to hear about your friend - but how wonderful that she had some quality time with her kitty. :) Mo is our snuggly guy but everyone (except Spud and Junior) have their moments....