Tuesday, March 27, 2007

CATS ON TUESDAY # 12

We all know what independant, two-faced critters cats can be (don't deny it, it is all true !!). They generally do what they want, when they want to do it ... no rules for them, they're the boss, we're the slaves !!

Well, I just wanted to share with you how privileged I feel that such a creature is able to show me such love. Yes, my Bambi loves me .... I know it's true .... she tells me in so many ways. She singles me out, when we are all sitting in the loungeroom, with willing laps awaiting her presence. She choses to sleep with, and on, me ... rather than with Hubby or Chicky. She comes inside throughout the day, walks over to me, looks up at me and meows ... just so I will give her a pat ... then she happily goes back outside to play. She licks me, and rubs against me, and just generally snuggles with me. OK, I know that I am the one that feeds her, so she knows that I am the one she needs to be nice to !! But, I feel it goes deeper than that ... she loves me, I know she does !!!

Bambi

I had just such a deep and meaningful relationship with my dear old Ratbag, too. He was a great old boy, who showed me his love in many more ways than Bambi does ... with great head-butts and face rubs ... gosh I miss that !!

Ratbag

I think that being loved by a four-legged furry critter is just the best feeling in the world. It should be part of all our lives. It is something so very special.

Take care,

24 comments:

Chrixean said...

Just dropping by to say hi and hope you're having a great week! God bless! :-)

Jeanette said...

Hi Meow. Your love of your Cats really shows through,and they love you back in return.Hugs

Gina E. said...

Oh Meow, that was sooooo beautiful. I always feel immediately comfortable with people who love cats. Well, all animals really, but cats in particular. As you say, so independent, and we feel so pleased when they single us out. Ken chose Topsy from a room full of kittens at the Cat Protection Society; I would have preferred another kitten, but he won. Except now it looks like I won...Topsy bypasses Ken every time she is looking for a lap! He is most put out.

Gattina said...

That's a real tender post ! With Pookie I have the same feeling and it's not even me who feeds her, Mr. Gattino is the canopener of the house ! But she is always with me she doesn't leave me an hour alone. It's really sweet. The others love me too I am sure, but the attachment is not so intense.

srp said...

People who say cats are mean and not loving have no idea.... no idea whatsoever. All the cats I have had are loving. They all have different ways of showing it, but they all are loving. I think cats are better at sizing people up than we are. They just don't waste their time on those they sense don't like them.

Diane J. said...

2 Cats have me, but Candy is MY kitty. She has always been more partial to me than my hubby or my daughter.

Dolly, my other kitty, is an attention slut, and will cozy up to whoever will give her the most attention and petting, LOL! ;D

The Lazy Iguana said...

Of all my cats, Cleo the new cat likes me the best. She singles me out too. If I leave the bedroom door open guess who shows up most of the time?

Fred the fat orange cat is hit or miss. Sometimes he comes to visit. And when he does he is very nice, he just purrs loudly and lets you pet him. That is until he has had enough then he attacks you. But he keeps purring.

Gigi the calico cat also likes me, but she is strange. She likes to sleep at the foot of the bed, or on top of the Playstation console (which is on top of the satellite TV box which is on top of the DVD player which is on top of the tuner/amp for the stereo which is on top of the mini-disk player which is on top of the 200 disk CD changer which is on top of a low dresser - the cat likes to get on high stuff).

Sake hates everyone. Or at least me. She almost never comes by to visit. If I capture her it does not take long for her to start growling and plotting escape. But she still likes me to feed her.

meeyauw said...

You are so right and said it so much better than I can! These cats have chosen us! It makes me feel very special, too.

Greeneyes said...

Meow
I am still bawlin from yesterdays poem , .I wish I had that to comfort me last year when my I had to put my dear Romeo to rest he was almost 20 ,,,,,but the poem touches the heart doesnt it !
I am sure Bambi loves you and not just cause you feed her , whats not to love ???
Bambi and Ratbag (I wonder where you got that name ,haha) they both look so alike , beauties , very striking . Oh and by the way as I type I am keeping tempo with "Whats new Pussy cat ""LOL sounds fine from here .
HUGS from across the miles
Friend
Greeneyes

PEA said...

I grew up always having a cat and I remember the love I had for them. They would never go to my brothers, it was always ME they would come to as soon as I'd get home from school and we were always cuddling together:-) That poem in your previous post was just beautiful...very sad but so true. Thank you for sharing it with us!! xox

Shionge said...

Greetings from Singapore and such a joy to see your lovely cats?

I have boyfrenz who adores cats and yep, do share a thing or two about their pets with me too :D

catsmum said...

hi
found you on Val's site so of course had to come over and check out anyone with a name like yours :]
I'm too late for Cats on Tuesday but I seem yo post at least one totally gratuitous cute cat photo a week so maybe I'll just have to be more particular about the day.
purrs
from Ms Sophie [ aged 6] and Oakley [ aged 11 and a half ]
and the grandfurbabies Suki and Sumi

Gwen said...

Hi Meow .
I to know the love of a cat,Thomas
our Burmese when we are sitting to
watch telly.
He squats on my lap gives a nudge
and nods off.
Stay Well xx

Devil Mood said...

I feel the same about my two adoptive cats - they are truly appreciative of the food and the cuddles. And instead of them keeping me company, I think I'm the one that keeps them company.

Justine said...

I'm sure the feelings are mutual. I love my cats and they love me! Thanks for making me take a moment to appreciate the puddies, once again!

Beanie said...

I wish mine would love the furniture a little less, and keep their love off the beds, and what not.

Michael Manning said...

Meow! During my power-walking last night I came across a house with two identical Orange Cats. One was outside and walked past my path twice (I believe it must be hard of hearing). But hey! No bad luck with an Orange Cat! :)

Meow said...

Hi Everyone,
Sorry I have been a bit on the "soppy" side regarding my kitties these past couple of posts. I get like that sometimes ... I'm just a big softie !!
Hope your week is going well.
Thanks for all your comments ... you are all wonderful.
Take care, Meow

Lee said...

Never let anyone tell you cats don't show their love of you, Meow. I know mine do me. If I go out into the yard when mine are out there during the day...I don't see them but they see me and come running up to me, talking all the way. It's wonderful. I was just sitting out on the grass a little while ago and both joined me, talking to me and rolling around next to me all the time. I know my two love me...the tell me and show me all the time. :)

Suzanne R said...

Cats are sometimes subtle in the way they show affection, I think, but to a perceptive person (such as you are), the signs of their love are very clear. Bambi sounds very sweet and your memories of Ratbag remind me of my dear Chester, who is also gone.

My Silver has to be on my lap in the evenings, and if I stand in front of the recliner instead of sitting down in it, he will get up on his hind legs and dig his front claws into the clothes covering my back to let me know he wants me to sit down and hold him! Stevie mostly shows her affection at night by licking my hand or my face and sleeping by my head. Little Socks is still a work in progress and as she hasn't yet outgrown being a kitten, she bites out of love! (At least, that's what I tell myself. LOL!)

Yes, I agree, we are privileged to have the love of these little furry creatures.

slap me happy said...

feel a sneeze coming on just looking at the post lol, I am badly badly allergic to cats. the white of my eye swells so badly I lose my sight and my asthma goes crazy too.
xx
shona
But think they look really cute
xx

Puss-in-Boots said...

I couldn't have said it better, Meow. Those of us who are "cat people" know that it's more than just cupboard love.

Cats surely do have a way of letting us know they love us...not just for food but because they have bonded with us.

Lovely post, Meow.

Hugs

Gattina said...

Yes the little steak was for Arthur, but when he sees raw meat he always gets crazy ! His half "moustache" doesn't bother him, it bothers Mr. Gattino who regrets it so much, but it hadn't been his fault ! Still like your new job ?

Renae said...

Love the pictures! I have a 23 pound Tabby named Simba. He has some Mancoon in him. I'll post a picture of him. Actually, I think I posted one of him around Christmas time to show his size. Take care.

Renae