Mom here: Katie was so desperately glad I was home that not only was she like velcro to me, but she spent about 15-20 minutes walking back and forth over my lap head bonking me every inch of the way. I think I got about 6 head bonks with each pass. That's a lot of headbonks when she passed over me back and forth for over a quarter hour.
She also pressed the top of her head very firmly into my arm, underarm and leg for a few seconds at a time. Her final thing was to mash her sweet nosey all warm and dry, into MY nose. She got all the way up to my face where I had to look crosseyed to see her face, and she was purring like an outboard motor. She mashed that adorable snooter into mine. And she chirped a lot as she did. I got her teefs rubbed on me a lot too. Her lips moved up as she was rubbing against me firmly for scenting purposes, so I got teefs too.
There were sweet sounds, loud LOUD purrs and trills and chirps. OH...and when we headed to bed, she laid there long enough to make sure that was me and I was there. She left me for less than a minute and the announcements started coming in. Within seconds, Donkey was placed right against my stomach there in bed. She hopped down and I got four of her babies all told.
Little "mommy, where are you?" tiny mews several times today as I was in here and she was in another part of the house as she came searching.
I said in Face Book yesterday one return from over the mountains that there is no more pure love on the earth than a beloved pets love for their mom or dad. And we love them right back.