The Mom writes:
I have to take over the boys’ blog for just a little bit. Have you ever noticed how totally peaceful and relaxed a sleeping cat is. You can’t help but pet them and listen to their motors start to rumble. Shakespeare is not a cuddly cat, but he does like to be petted and his motor is much louder than Hemingway’s is. Shakespeare will often come to bed with me and then get on the pillow next to me and start purring. He seems to do that until he figures I’m almost asleep and then he jumps down off the bed and goes to another place to sleep. Many times he will come back later in the night and sleep at the foot of the bed. He jumps so softly that I don’t even feel him when he jumps up on the bed.
Then there’s Hemingway.
He’s my big boy and at around 20 pounds, he is anything but graceful. When he jumps up or down, he jumps hard. Often he lands right on top of me. Yes, he knows how to wake me up from a deep sleep. However, having Hemingway sleep with me is the most comforting thing ever. I just melt when he curls around my head and puts his paws on my face. He will gently touch my face as if he’s saying, “Don’t worry, Mom. I’m here to protect you.” He has a gentle purr that he seems to crank up just for me. Have you ever had a cat take his front leg and stretch it across you as if he’s hugging you? Hemingway is a real cuddler and has to get as close as possible. To have a soft cat’s cheek resting on your cheek is heaven. There’s nothing in the world like that. The love that comes from both of these dear fur people just can’t be measured. I consider myself extremely lucky to have found them and rescued them. I just wanted them to know how much I love them. Thank you Hemingway and Shakespeare for being the comfort I need when scared, a little down, physically worn out, or confused.
21 thoughts on “So Peaceful”
They are both sweeties- and handsome too. My 20 pound Sammy sleeps on my head, I can’t sleep without him there.
What a lovely blog. Such nice thoughts. Liz (Jasper and Nellie’s mummy)
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You have two beautiful cats.
What good boys they are!
Yes they are!
They’re my boys!
A sweet post and I SOOOOO understand how you feel. Cats are incredibly intuitive – they know when we need them the most and they are SO happy to demonstrate how they feel about us if we are “tuned into them”. It’s a great relationship – and they have sweet ways of expressing themselves. “Special” doesn’t even begin to cover it!
Pam, you are so right! Only another cat lover could truly understand what I was saying. Hugs right back from the other Pam. 🙂
You love for your boys and their love for you is crystal clear! I am also a big cuddler and I am not happy unless I am pressed as hard as possible against Mom. I am sure she loves me, too. Sometimes she says, “Shove over you big goof. I can’t breathe!” True love,…. Right…?
Love and licks,
Cupcake, that’s so neat! Sounds like you and your mom have a special relationship. 🙂
I’m so happy you have these two sweethearts in your life, Pam. I’m not sure what you’re going through right now, but I am praying for you. Please email me if you want to be more specific so that I know how best to pray.
Mom’s fine. She was just feeling “mushy” last night. We’ll straighten her out. MOL!!!
doodz…yur mom posted a total lee awesum post for ewe both !! 🙂 🙂 ♥♥
We know. We think that was very nice of her to do. Purrs and soft paw pats to you!
Oh cats, they make us to feel so happy. I wake up at night often and feel that I am very happy hearing our cat snoring really loud in our bed.
So true. They are so special to us humans. 🙂
What a wonderful love letter to your boys. By their actions they show you just how much they appreciate your rescuing them. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
Purrs, soft paw pats and hugs back to all of you! And special purrs to Fiona!
What a lovely, peaceful post with words of love to your kitties.
Granny and Grandpaw always have to pet me, when I am sleeping. They can’t take their eyes out of me and they just have to touch me…it…no, I must be some kind of addiction, I suppose 😀 Pawkisses 🙂 ❤
Oh, our Mom is the same way. It must be a human thing!