Good morning Every one – two legs, four legs, how ever many legs. My most favorite upright, Sakura, is back home again after a too long absence.
The male upright took care of me while she was gone. He’s okay but he isn’t…he’s….I’m trying to be kind here but he just isn’t cat material. I mean, he is acceptable as a shredding post but that is about it.
I’d tell him I was hungry and he would say, SamCat, there is food in your bowl. And yes, there was that wonderful new food my Sakura got for me: no grains, no artificial flavors, colors, bye products (not sure what that is, is it products who are always leaving?). She told me it was full of salmon, Alaskan whitefish, sweet potatoes, greens….yummy. And my tummy feels better and I don’t itch the way I used to itch. But that was all he would do. He kept my food and water bowls full, he cleaned my private loo. He didn’t play with me or pet me or let me sleep in his lap. He ….. he prefers… dogs.
When I tell my upright Sakura I am hungry, she walks over and checks my dish and then leans down to pick me up and scratch me head. SamCat, you have a whole bowl of fresh yummies and fresh water and it looks like the treat fairy left you a treat. Some animals have to work for their treats, don’t you know? And she is right and when she puts me back down, I eat my treat first and nibble a few yummies to make her happy and then rub against her legs as a thank you. The male upright does not do this.
While my Sakura was gone, I didn’t feel like playing with my toys or taking naps in her chair. But she is back and I am so happy! I heard her say once, Absence makes the heart grown fonder. As usual, she is right about things. When she came back and I heard her voice, I came running! I loved her more than I did a week ago.
And I have a plan so she won’t leave again. I have made her suitcase my new bed. Now if she leaves, she has to take me with her! I think that is a good plan – my bowl full of yummies and her suitcase full of me.
All of you out there have a good week. Be kind to each other and do something to help feed hungry animals and humans in your neighborhood. It is hard to smile when your tummy is empty.