February 10, 2016

Aftermath of Mom's Visit Away

Mom here:  When I got back, Katie was beside herself for lots of lovins right away.  Of course she got them.  I brought a lot of stuff in and we had some more lovins.  But much later when we went to bed, that was when I saw how much she missed me even though I was only gone from Friday at  9 in the morning till Sunday at 3 in the afternoon.  She had that little girl kitten sound in her talking to me as she walked up the bed to my face. I haven't heard that in a long time.  I had turned the light out so she knew it was sleep time.

She came up parallel to my head, put her paw out to pat my face and then laid down with her head sharing my pillow.  We were face to face.  I heard her extremely loud purring, felt the brush of whiskers occasionally and a cold wet nose on mine more than once.   After a while she did get up and came back with that little girl cat mewing.  When she did, she laid her head next to mine again and  later went away several more times, mewing on return to lay her little head next to mine.

She never moved after those short away times and after that she and I slept deeply.  She had brought four of her favorite toys when she had gone away for a minute each time.  You know which ones they were.  Her announcement was made  for each toy with those tiny mews.

She has slept up by my face sharing my pillow every night and with her body next to my chest trying to make up for that small absence she endured.

I am honored by her love and I return it to her but I worry that she is going to be sad if I am gone a little longer.  When I had surgery she had her favorite brother with her before, during and after.  But mom is the one that she wants to complete her world.

Maybe now, I can begin to be gone more often and let her have her favorite sitter.  I think it would be good for her.  What with illness in the household and family for 5 years I didn't go anywhere much at all. So she always had me handy. That was my choice and a loving one.   So  she got out of the habit of living without me for visits elsewhere
.  Apparently it is at night that she misses me the most.  I worry about her being sad--- if she is.

Katie will return tomorrow.  I hope you don't mind me filling in for her.  She's busy absorbing heat at the vent.




33 comments:

  1. Sitters can be wonderful but there's nothing quite like our own familiar servant(s)! :-)

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  2. Cats especially are vulnerable to change of any kind. I haven't left mine in so many years; I'm planning a short overnight stay away and I admit I'm a bit worried how mine will take it, particularly Toby.

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  3. awww - she was glad you were home :)

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  4. Awww! Miss Katie, this why we love you so! And your smoochies are the sweetest! ❤️❤️❤️

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  5. So glad Mommy made it back safe and sound and that Katie endured the absence. Extra precious her sleeping with her head on your pillow. And announced the arrival of each of her dear friends. Perhaps she was saying she missed YOU, so she felt her buddies would miss HER if she didn't let them join the group for the night.

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  6. katie.....we noe how ewe feel bout yur mom bee in gone...N ewe noe how ewe feel bout yur mom bee in gone...

    uh....well ewe noe what we meen.....we think....

    hay, N joy de heet vent ♥♥♥♥

    all rightie then ~~~~~

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  7. Mommy can't stand da thought of us missin' her. And yes, we do get da sads and miss our peeps. Since we don't unnerstand why yous be gone it's dubbly hard on us. And nopawdy can take da place of our chosen human. Not sure ifin you wanted to hear any of this...Glad you all ad a wunnerful luv fest.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  8. Katie will let you know if it is a problem and she would make sure you understand!

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  9. M here. She really loves her mommy. She does the sweetest most precious things. If you go away, she will miss you, but I think she knows now that you always return at some point. We have the same problem with Mario now. We used to go at least once a year for 2 weeks. Now we haven't been anywhere for even a whole day in about 5 years. I fear for Mario when something happens to us. It will be a tough adjustment. You have a sweetie there Katies mommie.

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  10. Katie, I love that picture of you. Your reunion with your mommy is so sweet. I bet she loved hearing that little girl meow. I don't like when the lady leaves me either, but all is well when she returns and we're together again.

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  11. Well, of course she missed you lots! It's sweet the way she showed you. :-)

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  12. To Katie, you are her world.
    She will miss you when you are away.
    You have been away a couple of times and came back.
    You go out shopping and come back.
    She may not like the longer absences, but she will know you will come back and she will show her pleasure.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  13. We think it's so sweet that Katie missed you so much.

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  14. You and Katie have such a precious bond. Kitties are unsettled when we're gone since we're with them so much. Bella always wakes up or stops what she's doing when her daddy comes home and Angel waits for me downstairs then greets me at the door when I walk in from the garage. Even when her Grandpa from KS stays with them when we're gone, Angel is super clingy to me when I return. We can't leave them overnight because Bella needs her inhaler every night so they're not used to being left alone at all. Makes it hard sometimes!

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  15. Katie san is such a sweetheart! Sounds like she was really really happy to have you back home :-) I often hear some people say "cats are fine to be left alone for a few days" but I always think it's not true at all! They miss their pawrents when apart and show a lot of love when together. But I'm sure she understands when you have to be away and that you always come back :-)

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  16. I'm so glad I travel with my human - that means she rarely needs to be out of town alone... because I know she misses me! I always have Binga and Boodie and often my human's boyfriend to keep me company if she's away without me - with no one else around, I imagine Katie does get lonely.

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  17. Katie will get used to you being gone for short periods--perhaps since you haven't in recent years, she's forgotten that Mommy always comes back! I always feel a little guilty for leaving Spitty even though someone comes twice a day. When he was younger, he'd punish me. Now he generally seems to welcome me home--although it will be a long cold day in you-know-where before he ever lays his little heddy on the Human's pillow--unless she is nowhere in the bedroom! He loved your valentine and so did I ;-) XOXOXO to all

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  18. Dearest Carole,
    Oh, Katie reacts just like our Barty.
    He wants to almost be in your face when we come home! And that purring, oh my you can hardly get to sleep at all.
    But they love us so much and miss us very, very much.
    I find it stupid people that say that a dog attaches to the owner and the cat to the house... Utter nonsense and they are as affectionate and loving as a dog.
    They try so hard and do understand us! At least for the fortunate ones of us that give back to them and truly love them with all our heart.
    Hugs to you and yes, I know that guilty feeling... I would love to see how they go to bed alone, with their head hanging down - very sad.
    Mariette

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  19. Aw, what a sweet sleeping companion you have! She's such a darling girl!
    You know what though? You really shouldn't NOT go away just because she will miss you. She will survive and she will be loving when you get back, and hard as it is to think she's sad, she probably wont be really 'sad' but just dealing with the difference. She loves you, that's obvious! But you have to enjoy your life too, enjoy yourself and know that Katie will be waiting to love on you when you get back!
    Leo sends buddy bumps and purrs to sweet Katie

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  20. what a love! I love hearing how much cats (and dogs) experience love. such a joy!

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  21. What a sweet, precious, girl Katie is. Your relationship is so very important to her. Mommy just loves tender stories like this. She had been so very sad after Prancer Pie went to the Bridge and Prudie is tending her broken heart just like Katie does yours.
    XOXO

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  22. KI wears her heart on her paw. That's what we love about her. When Mom went for surgery, I gave her the cold shoulder when she came home. For a few minutes, anyway....

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  23. I SOOOOO understand this. When my Mom is gone, even if my Dad is still here, I am looking EVERYWHERE for her am not myself at all. She's my "safe place" in my world. Dad loves me but Mom is my everything. She worries about that too - that my world is too small.....but I'm 16 now and need my world to be just the way I want it for a while longer! Sending special hugs to Katie for being SO expressive - we all have our little ways of doing that!

    Love, Sammy

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  24. Except for what *she* called a short vacation and some other medical stuff, M has been around effury day for my almost 10 years living here. Now that I don't have my buddy Nik, I stick like glue to her so she will not ever go away again. All I'm meowing is, we love our people so much that we can't help but show it when they come home ♥

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  25. what do you mean you were ONLY gone Friday through part of Sunday? In "Cat Time" that's an ETERNITY!!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  26. Mom says that we cats don't always know HOW much time our humans are gone...just that they ARE gone. We do pretty much the same thing if Mom is gone overnight or for a week. It does seem to help if there is a favorite purrson who comes and takes care of us.

    The Florida Furkids

    ps - we gave you an award today.

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  27. That was a very sweet and touching story...Katie is clearly a very devoted kitty

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  28. Katie is such a sweet loving girl. Flynn has always been used to us going away for 2 - 3 weeks at a time as we have done so since he and Eric were 6 months old. He never seems to worry but is always glad when we are back again. I do worry a lot now he doesn't have Eric for company and we keep our holidays much shorter now.

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  29. Katie loves you so very much and however much sitters take care of her it is you, her Mum, she is missing.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  30. That is absolutely the sweetest thing ever!

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  31. How sweet that Katie loves you so much she expresses it so keenly. Jan doesn't go anywhere so we would be lost if she went away for a couple of days.

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