The boys have been mad because it’s so cold outside. They dearly want to go out but when the windchill is -20 I put my foot down. So, they spend more time inside getting into trouble and taking naps.
I decided to take this time to take over their blog and write a few things I’ve been thinking about.
This blog is dedicated to Shakespeare.
I picked him up from the Humane Society on a dark, stormy night. (Do I sound a little bit like Snoopy?) Sirens were going off and we were told to go into one of the offices to spend some time with Shakespeare. We had no idea what all was going on outside but we could hear the thunder booming. This little orange ball of fur just ran around the room and got into everything. He didn’t have time to be held and cuddled. He was too busy exploring. That should have been my clue!
Shakespeare is Mr. Independent. He loves to be petted and talked to, but he hates to be held. He’ll come right up to you and beg for some scritches and pats, but they have to be on his terms. Nobody realizes what a loving kitty he is but I’ve seen it.
At night Shakespeare likes to come in and curl up on the pillow beside my head. We’ll talk about the day and talk about Hemingway. Shakespeare will lie there and purr and purr. Now here’s what totally melts my heart. Once I decide it’s time for me to go to sleep, I’ll put my hand over by his front paws. He’ll lick my hand several times and then settle down with his chin resting on my hand. To me that is the most precious thing. I know nobody else will ever get to experience it ‘cuz Shakespeare will keep his distance. However, he does that loving act for me. It warms my heart and soul.
Shakespeare, I’m so glad I found you!!
The Mom (Pam)
21 thoughts on “Mom Thinks and Talks”
That a great post, Pam.
Thank you, Donna. Both boys touch my heart in different ways.
dood…we think yur prette awesum two….. N yea, may bee just thiz ONCE…mom iz rite… !!!!!
itz like vizshuz out doors !!! stay in, and haza fun time with hemingway playin…who can take de longest nap …
Thanks for the great idea, guys!!! 🙂
Paws up, Shakespeare – you totally know how to rule your human! I’m terrible – I’m good with everybody! No control on my part.
Shakespeare here: I worked hard and very hard to get her trained!
It’s those little sweet things they do that make us fall head-over-heels in love with them. The wind chill here is -12. Most of us are curled up someplace warm. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
Mom just got back from running errands. We don’t know what she means ‘cuz we saw her back the car out of the driveway. No way was she running! Anyway, she said we should consider ourselves lucky ‘cuz the white stuff is coming down again. We don’t like the white stuff ‘cuz sometimes it sticks to the furs between our toes and it’s COLD!!!
What a sweet boy. There are lots of ways to show love. That’s a great way, S.
Love and licks,
Very sweet post 🙂
Thanks for sharing Shakespeare’s story with us. Tell them that they need to stay inside when it’s this cold.
Sometimes Mom lets us sniff the cold air and then we know for sure that she’s right! 🙂
So sweet 🙂
Lucy often gets on the arm of my chair and just watches me – it’s as if she is storing her view of my face and remembering it.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
That’s really neat! 🙂
Aww Shakespeare…..you do have a special way about you.
OMG that is just like Ralphie! He and I have the same ritual. We go to bed. He cuddles up on his pillow next to my head and I put my hand out so he can clean it a bit and then he lays his head in it and goes to sleep. I just adore it!!! some days I will wake up and he will be sleeping with a paw gently on my cheek.
That is so neat and so very, very special!
One of the cats who went before me, Suki, used to come up by Mommy’s head and purr till she decided Mommy was asleep. She was never there in the morning. In the morning she was at the foot of the bed. But every night she’d do her best to purr Mommy asleep. Mommy said it even worked with Mommy naps!
Mom says purring is a really good thing.