Monday, December 2, 2013

Tingling Surprise

As I write this post, my feet are nearly numb, they are full of pins and needles but I will not move them. If my legs should fall off, I will not move my feet. Can you guess why?
 
If you're a cat lover, you've guessed that there is a kitty on my feet. You'd be half right.
 
My feet were cold so I tucked a quilt around them. It took him a while to make up his mind, but Leo has accepted this new kind of blanket in his favorite sleeping spot. He curled up next to my foot as usual, then rolled over and is laying on it so hard I think he's crushing my ankle bone. He doesn't seem to mind in the least..
 
Star had been running around back and forth between Greg and me all evening. It was clear that she wanted attention and we were giving it to her. There are many things that Star considers hers that she likes to sleep on. Most of them are in the wash. She does like this quilt, but Leo's already on it.
 
Then the miracle happened. She laid down on my other foot. Granted, she's a much lighter load, but she's also ON the foot, forcing it to bend slightly in an unnatural direction.
 
When she decided to lay next to my foot, I was worried that she was after Leo, but we kept an eye on her and she was more interested in her bath than the boy. For his part, Leo slept blissfully on, purring a big vibration on my numbing other foot.
 
After her bath, Star curled up and crushed my foot into the shape she so desired. Much to our shock, she proceeded to sleep. THAT close to the barbarian! Then that foot started to vibrate with her soft little purrs!
 
Leo rolled over, further crushing my foot and I think he noticed his bedfellow for the purring on that foot stopped. Either that or I lost all feeling. I was sure something would go wrong. He has been known to poke her in the butt after all. But no, he seemed to sigh and go back to sleep and before long the purring returned.
 
Can you guess that I'm in heaven?? Even with numb, crushed, and tingling feet!
 
I have had them both sleep on me before, one on my chest the other on my feet, but never, ever, this close together! It's making my heart sing!
 
 
 
I was going to share just this video today, until the above happened. But as there are no pictures of that momentous event because I didn't want to do anything to disturb them, here's the video.
 
Leo on his tree being a big goofball. He was being even sillier before I got the phone camera going, but of course the kitty rule is to never ever be your most adorable when the camera is in view.
 
video



I know I've said it before, but the situation is becoming quite desperate at Winnie's Wish. I'm sure Chrystal will share what's going on when she posts this morning (not everyone is as crazy as I am posting in the middle of the night..), or someday soon, so I encourage you to please please read her posts. And please please please! Help find homes for the Winnie's Wish kitties!

Whatever social media you use, please pass the word. Whatever friends and family and coworkers you have, please tell them about these kitties. You never know who will be moved to give a special kitty a forever home. And please, whatever you do, check out the kitties on the sidebar and see if your heart kitty, your new best friend, is waiting just for you!

Please help in whatever way you can, as I said, it's getting desperate.

28 comments:

Sparkle said...

I wish my human was such a kitty pleaser! She has no compunction about moving us if we are making her uncomfortable - and I'm not sure that even a breakthrough like the one you just described between Star and Leo would change that!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We sure unnerstand gettin near the Beins warm spots... Its close ta bein our obsession.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

It's pawesome to hear that the two of them were sitting so close together. Maybe they're getting into the "peace on earth" spirit!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We race each other to get on Mum's knee after dinner and the unlucky one has to sit on her feet!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Paw Relations said...

Oh, how lovely that they were able to sleep peacefully together.

We're purring and praying for those kitties.

The Island Cats said...

Enjoy those tingly feets. :)

Bellen said...

Isn't it wonderful when two cats become tolerant of each other? Well, I guess the lack of tolerance is rather one-sided there... They have a ways to go, but it's started. That's great!

mythreemoggies said...

What fun enjoy xx

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Random Felines said...

awwwww - we love the visual of Star and Leo sleeping that close.

Ragdoll Mommy said...

So sweet!

Katie Isabella said...

That is precious of them both and fanks you for keeping up with me despite my frequent absences these days. xxoo

Da Katz said...

I know all about making the humans lay in one position all night. I like to make myself a little nest in the Mommy's legs at night. I can make her lay still for at least 3 or 4 hours - guess we see who's really in charge around here!

Purrs and meows,
Cheerio

Cathy Keisha said...

What a great Christmas story. We were concerned about Winnie’s Wish since their FB page disappeared.

The Indulged Furries said...

Yay for the kitties sleeping next to each other. Sorry it had to be on your feet!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

That is just CRAZYPANTS Star! Get away from that Barbarian RIGHT NOW! Have you lost your mind??? I know you want to be nice to your Mom--but really--no, just no.

What will make you happy is that I made the Human visit Winnie's Wish list at Amazon and send those kitties a bunch of foods. Now see, that was pretty smart of me right? So why don't you come over here and hang out with ME and leave Big Tail Swishin Boy to sleep on someHuman's lumpy feets!

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Sometimes I come up to Mommy and flop over to lay on her hand. She tolerates it as long as possible. I think she loves me to be so loveable. It took a while, see.
But, gee, I've only been here a year.
I have yet to eat from her hand. But she said it took brandi a long time to do that, too. So I'm still holding out on her on that one.

Andrea said...

You're awfully nice. I just dump the dogs off. They soon come back! ;-)

Ragdoll Mommy said...

Thanks for coming by.

Actually there were comments on last week's post about Tadpole, that were mean. So I deleted them. Actually in all the pictures of Tadpole, I am not holding him. That was someone else. I don't know why everyone keeps calling him a girl. He was a boy.



Ragdoll Mommy~

Photo Cache said...

oh what a martyr you are. our human doesn't think of us one bit when they need to pee or something. they simply rudely carry us off their bodies so they can do their thing.

emma and buster

meowmeowmans said...

We definitely cater to the cats, too. Plenty of sore necks and falling asleep legs here... MOL!

Maggie May said...

How wonderful to have both kitties laying on your and not doing the smacky paws! It's a rare occasion around here!

Thanks so much for praying for Maggie May. Hope to post a happy update tomorrow afternoon!

Sweet Purrfections said...

I know exactly how you feel. Brûlée rarely let's me hold her nor does she sleep in my lap, but lately she loves to climb in my lap when I wake up in the bed each morning. She just snuggles right in and starts purring. Makes me a little late for work because I don't want to get up as long as she's comfortable.

Mom Paula


Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh Star, I can't tell you how relieved I was to hear you were not *really* befriending that Barbarian. Whew! And yes, of COURSE I want you to come over and snuggle--it's getting quite chilly here (49 at last check) and while I know that's probably warm by your standards, we are wusses out here. Meet me at midnight?

Texas, a Cat in... Austin said...

It looks like your feet were the purrfect mediator between the two ;-)
Sweet sweet story!

Kitties Blue said...

Last night, Misty May and Lily Olivia (who Misty May loves to torment) were sleeping butt to butt. We don't think they realized it. Our mom is just like you. Her feet could fake off, and she wouldn't move. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Clooney said...

That is so awesome that the two were so close together...your feets must work magic! Purring for the kitties at Chrystal's to find loving forever homes shortly.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Human feets, the great Peacemaker! Who knew? (Heeee) We think it's great that your feets got numb! (uhm, because of the Major Detente Event, not because we're sadistic or anything ;-)