It’s cold here, and the cats all want to cuddle.
Unfortunately, that means cuddling with me.
I have sciatica and arthritis in my hips and knees. When I lie down for the night I spend a bit of time tossing and turning until I get comfortable. I also have to fight cats to be able to move.
Bubba Cat wants to lie on top of me. Graybie Baby wants to burrow between my legs. Little Girl wants to sleep beside me. And June Buggie? He likes to curl up beside my shoulder and claw the hell out of my neck.
And while people on social media make fun of us for this, you, my cat-loving friends, will understand: I feel guilty forcing my comfy kitties to move so I can sleep!
Poor Bubba is old and not doing well; lying atop me makes him feel safe and warm. June Buggie also has health issues, that, though manageable, lead him to seek comfort from me. Little Girl wants a spot where the boys will leave her alone while she rests. And Graybie Baby wants to sleep beside his mama, and I am his mama because I bottle-fed him from his 2nd day on the planet when I found him and his siblings abandoned.
Crazy cat lady? Piss off! Try compassionate human being, something this world would do well to develop more of.
Dogs love us unconditionally. Cats? No way! So when a cat does love us, they teach us to think of something and someone besides ourselves.
Dogs may get all the money spent on them, but cats are out there really doing the work of the Universe. And if they have to keep us up at night to do so, well, so be it.
Did you know one of Jen’s blog posts was featured on IAm Magazine? Sure was! You can click here to read it.
Many of my fellow bloggers know Sammy at One Spoiled Cat. He has made the journey to the next realm as well. Such sadness this week. Please stop by and offer condolences if you haven’t already done so.
Friends of Easy Weimaraner may not know his insurance covered none of the costs associated with his emergency vet care. If you can help them cover those costs, go to Mollie and Alfie’s blog for instructions on how you can make a PayPal donation.