Some Wednesdays, we explore different ways home is changed, improved, and complicated when cats are part of that home.
|A recent play session. Natasha and Abbey watch the whirring red butterfly toy |
while Connor looks for something else to do.
Have you seen the meme that appears from time to time on Facebook that says “All I want to do is be a stay-at-home cat mom”?
I am really feeling that this week. I’ve been on vacation—it’s really a stay-cation—since last Friday, and it has been wonderful spending more time than usual with my kitties.
I started a new job last May, two weeks after we adopted Abbey. We adopted Natasha in December and Connor in February. With a new job, it takes time to build time up to take off, so this is the longest I’ve been off for a year.
I’ve been able to learn more about the kitties’ weekday schedule. Larry had told me that they sleep most of the time. He’s retired and at home, but he’s in and out a lot.
Yes, they sleep a lot during the day. But they play and run around too. They spend a lot of time looking at the Bird and Squirrel TV channel outside the windows. They wander in and out of the kitchen eating dry food.
I have probably changed their schedule a bit, just by being here. One morning, after getting up at my usual 6 a.m. to feed them, I lay down for a nap on the sofa in the kitty Zen room. When I woke up, I saw the most beautiful sight: Connor was sleeping in the brown armchair on the yellow crocheted blanket; Abbey was sleeping in the fluff bed on the floor close by; and Natasha was sleeping in the red armchair with the soft green blanket. They had all gathered with me.
I didn’t get a picture. I just enjoyed it. And of course, as soon as I moved, they all woke up. And followed me. They’ve been following me around a lot this week. And Connor especially has been more affectionate.
I think they like me being home more. I think they want me to be a stay-at-home cat mom.