Wednesday, April 6, 2016

On Wednesday—Home with Cats #9: Affection




I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”
--Jean Cocteau

Every Wednesday, we explore different ways home is changed, improved, and complicated when cats are part of that home.

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Hello! It’s Natasha. I hope everypawdy is doing well!

Abbey got to talk on Sunday, and Connor got to talk on Monday. So when Mama came home from work really tired, I told her not to worry about Wednesday’s post. I would take care of it.

Mama has been working on a big project at the place where she works. When she gets home, she says she’s “exhausted,” and I hear her talking to Papa about “worries.” I don’t know the details, but I know it sometimes makes Mama sit too much and not play with us. And let’s just say it, sometimes it makes her grumpy.

So then I know it’s time to show Mama some affection.

Affection is what humans call it when us cats purr and sit on your lap or right next to you. When we give you head bonks and kisses.

I’m not much of a lap cat. I like sitting beside Mama and Papa, just not much on their laps. But not too long ago, I thought I would show some affection and sat on Mama’s lap. It made her so happy. Such a little thing, but she smiled and smiled and even took a picture. 



I think I made her feel better. With something called affection.

15 comments:

  1. Ah, Natasha! Sounds like a Lizzie sitter to me! And you can bet, that makes any cat mom feel tons better! I hope she feels better, too!

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  2. Natasha, neither Chuck nor Angel are lap-sitters, like you. Glad you reached out for your momma!

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  3. I wish my cats would write my blog posts from time to time ;-)

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  4. My lap cat is sitting on me right now. And of course, she just about cleared a message I was typing. There's always plenty of "opps" when Hana is at the computer with me.

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  5. Awww! I'll bet you made her feel TONS better! You're so sweet!
    I love the spot on your nose, by the way.
    Cammie!

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  6. waves two ewe natasha......veree nice ta see ewe two day... sum times uz boyz R lap doodz...but dai$y never iz.....we noe yur mom waz veree happee...N thatz all wayz a good thing !! ♥♥♥

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  7. NATASHA WE THINK WE HEAR YOU PURRING!! I AM NOT A LAP CAT EITHER...AND IT IS A SORE SUBJECT TOO...YOU SEE THE CAT BM (before Me) was a LAP cat anytime mom was sitting he was on her. I have tired for 14 years to tell her I am me not him and I meow to my own drum
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  8. You are such a good girl. We know, we are kittehs and it's essential to keep the hoomins on their toes but sometimes we have to take care of them.

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  9. Humans do love it if we sit on their laps, but I am not much of a lap cat either. I do like to be picked up and cuddled though.

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  10. perhaps i need a cat, to write my blog entries for me!!!!

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  11. That was very sweet of you. I only have one lap cat out of 14.

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  12. Awww sitting by your Mama when she is stressed is the best and oh so thoughtful! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  13. Humans love when our kitties show affection, especially when we're feeling down. That was so thoughtful of you! One of my cats is a lap cat; the other isn't but she gives a lot of head bonks, which I love!

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  14. Natasha, your mama is lucky to have you. We know you help her feel better by giving her affection. ;)

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  15. Great job, Natasha! Yes, it's true ... kitty affection is like magic for Moms and Dads. :)

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