April 26, 2017

Who is the Mama?

Kitties, Mom thinks she has a burning question.  She wants to know who is the mama around here?  Her?  Or me.

Case in point plus background:  I got very badly sick 8 or so months ago.  I had diarrhea and I was vomiting everything I ate till there was nothing but bile to vomit and I did that constantly.  When I went to the box, I had diarrhea but also vomited at the same time.  Mom was terribly worried and got them to take me in at my v-e-t's.  Mom had to call Tiffany, hers and my favorite tech to get worked in.  That place is like an airport, there is so much traffic in and out!  So.  The Dr. prescribed Probiotics (and no food for a bit) plus I got something for nausea... and I have taken the probiotics every day forever after.  But it is the beginning of mom's wondering who the pawrent is here.

She said that I finally came in to sleep with her that very night after seeing the Dr.  after 2 days of not sleeping with her. (I was so sick with vomiting and diarrhea).

That night after the Dr. maybe 1 in the morning, I crept in and laid at her head for the first time in my life.  I always laid at her knees.  I stayed there till 5 am when I got up.  Poor mom  didn't sleep hardly a wink but was so grateful I was there and not seeming sick but needing her comfort, that she just stood it.

Next night I did the same and since then, I sleep cheek to cheek with her.  My face against hers...side by side. Or I lay my chin on her forehead and sleep.  Lately I have taken to literally holding her head in my arms.  I rest my head/chin on her left forehead and group my arms around each side of her head.  I settle my head carefully into her forehead and purr us to sleep.  She has learned to sleep decently enough she said or, she warned me, she would have to ask me to move.

But she seriously wondered if I am being a mother cat to her?  I bring in 2 to 4 of my babies each night for her and announce all of them separately.  And I accompany her into bed even though she can't get the covers up hardly without shooing me.  I perch on her chesticles area until the light goes out and then I may leave to go get my babies.  Then, I must lay on her head or right next to it on the pillow.  I will hold her head in my arms more times than not.

Who is the momma?




27 comments:

  1. Dearest Katie Isabella,
    This is more the highest level of LOVE AND AFFECTION!
    But for sure our fur babies DO protect us and show that they are there at our side.
    When I got out of the hospital I did have my fur baby body guards close to my body.
    Words can hardly describe what they are able to sense and pass on to their human parent.
    At least you are very lucky Katie and you have truly matured in nurturing you human Momma!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  2. Maybe you are the Momma. You are a sweetie. XO

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  3. We think you both are, just in different forms!

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  4. We gotta go with William on this one. What you two have is a bonded relationship. You each do your part to take care of the other one.

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  5. We think the one with the thumbs, the meds, and the noisy thing that brings you to the vet is The Mom. Or Dad. Or Big Thing.

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  6. Well you both are very, very fortunate to have each other, but you both knew that too!

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  7. Why, I believe it might be you, darling. At the *emotional* level. However, in the realm of the *practical*--getting fed, having your litter box clean, making vet appointments, brushing you . . . well, I'm afraid the Lady With the Thumbs might take the title.

    I'm on the way with my pizza.

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  8. I think you are co-parenting! lol I love your stories and how much you and Mama love each other to bits. xo Diana

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  9. We think you're such a sweetheart, Katie! I bring my mommy my babies at night too but I sleep by her feets. If I want treats at night I lick her eyebrow or tap, tap, tap on her forehead and of course I get treats. We have our mommies wrapped around our floofy paws!

    Purrs,
    Angel

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  10. This is adorable, Katie. (It may not have been for your mum until she grew used to it, but still...) I think she is still the mama, but you are clearly best friends. You may have been really worried that you were dying when you were sick, and now you want to show your mum how much you love her and are grateful to her. I think this is excellent.

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  11. Katie, now we're going to ponder your quesztion for months!!! I like what Simmer said - does it matter? It is interesting tho and now you have me wondering too.

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  12. From the sound of it, your mama is still the mama, but you are just her little girl who loves her so so so so much that you can't let her go! I love how your mama goes along with you. My mom is all, "Shove over, weirdo!"

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  13. Oh Katie when you are as close as you and your Mom are, it really doesn't matter who's who - what matters is the love and you ladies have tons of that. I think you are Mama for her and comfort her into sleep every night - and she is your Mama and takes care of you when you need someone to step in and HELP you. It's the perfect deal - taking care of the one you love. Love is GREAT.

    Hugs, Teddy

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  14. You take care of each other, Katie, as Beings who love each other do, each in their own ways. ♥

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  15. I think it is reciprocal Katie! You care for each other! I don't really do the mommy thing as I am a, you know, chap!!! But I do allow the Staff to wait on me!! ;-) ❤️❤️

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  16. That is a difficult question. But as far as we are concerned, it is love pure and simple.

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  17. As William indicated, you are probably moms for each other, and as Brian said, you are indeed fortunate to have each other.

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  18. That's pure love, sweet Katie, You girls are purrfect for each other.

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  19. Sweet Katie we think you love your mama so much you just have to give her all those head hugs and other signs of affection. You are showing her how thankful you are for her taking you to the vet to get you all well and for what good care she gives you. We think she is the mama who loves you dearly and you are her beautiful, sweet Queen Katie who loves her dearly. Hugs and nose kisses

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  20. Oh, Katie Isabella, what a sweet, sweet way you have of showing Mom that you are there for her. And I am sure she is comforting you, too. I agree that you are taking care of each other. Perhaps being so sick made you want to be with Mom more closely? I've noticed that Connor is more affectionate since he's been home from the hospital. Now, that could change after he gets to feeling all better. :-)

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  21. Love needs to be mutual. If everyone does their part, love is a beautiful things for all. Hugs.

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  22. It is a symbiotic relationship, in the best sense of the term !

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  23. Well, mamma or not, you sure are sweet. It does seem that you are being a mamma to your mamma. It is so lovely.

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  24. Oh, Katie Isabella, you are such a dear cat.
    I had to smile at the thought of you cradling Mommy's head. Were you showing how much you appreciated her loving care when you were sick?
    We had to give Angel Tommie shots and fluids pretty often during his last year. I worried that he would be mad at me. But no, he always laid by my head and put his big polydactyl paws in my hand, and purred me to sleep.
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  25. You're sharing your love and warmth, Miss Katie. Whether you're the mommy or she's the mommy, doesn't matter. The thing you know for sure is that there is love.

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Leave your meows, barks and snorgles and we'll appreciate every one. XXOO