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.
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.