June 24, 2016

So There We Were....

So there we were.  close to 2300...lights out, sheet pulled up to my shoulders and we are snuggled together and it's time to sleep.

Fast forward:  Mom here.  A really boisterous electrical storm ensued  at three quarters of an hour after midnight  while Katie and I slumbered.  Impressive thunder claps and some continuous strobe effect lightening lit the room.  Katie's back was still pressed into my chest and the sheet was still up to her shoulders.  I was glad I was able to be there to keep her from being frightened.  WELL.  She slipped on out to the floor and gone!  Leaving ME to fend for myself.

I laid there comfy and with more freedom so I settled in again nicely.  I heard an announcement meowed out a little more loudly than usual.  She always announces when she brings in her babies.  Then I noticed she did not get into bed as she came into the room  so I drifted off again.  Another announcement.  And three more times.  Finally she slipped in and just laid in a fur circle near my arm.  (I was on my side).

In the morning I saw 5 of her babies.  A first, and two new ones were added to the usual ones.  White mousie whose tartan was ripped off by fangs.  And Red Heart Mousie finally came back to the fold.  Of course, Donkey and floppy duckie and floppy mousie were there.  So I am assuming she left the relative safety of the bed to get her little family in and safe with us.

Katie Here:  I am getting tired of her complaining!

38 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

The boys don't really mind storms unless they're really bad, it's actually me who freaks out!

Katie is so cute with her "babies," possibly bringing them so they'd be safe. It's hard to get a good night's sleep, though, when your cat is meowing off and on all night, as I too well know. LOL.

Thanks for stopping by to wish Derry-Bear a happy birthday. :-)

Flynn said...

How sweet of Katie to bring her family to safety.

Simba said...

Good for you, Katie, for being brave enough to leave and rescue all your family from the terrors of the storm.

The Whiskeratti said...

Katie, you are a great mom to all you love.

Lone Star Cats said...

MOL, dat are too cute!

Brian said...

You sure did good keeping your babies safe sweet Katie!

LP said...

Katie , you are a purrfect caregiver to your little family :) Adorableness!

the critters in the cottage xo

William's Kith & Kin said...

Katie, not only do you have the perfect mom, but you are one too! Thanks for this wonderful story.

Mr Puddy said...

Here, In Bangkok we got storm & lighting too, and me run to mom too...But the spot I feel really safe is under the arm chair !
Have a great weekend, Miss Katie !
xox

BeadedTail said...

Katie, we're glad you made sure everyone was safe during the storm! Especially Red Heart Mousie! :)

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Katie was a very busy girl!

Michiko Johnson said...

Hi Katie!
We are snuggled together and it's time to sleep.Three quart of an hour after midnight while Katie and I slumbered.Kate's back was still pressed into my chert and the sheet was still up to her shoulders. I heard an announcement meowed out a little more cloadly then usual.In the morning I sew 5 of her babies. the relative safety of the bed to get her little family in and safe with us.
Family Love one lettry babys always!
xxooxx
Sis.Katie.Miyuki. and Victoria.
Michiko

Anonymous said...

I think you were very brave, KI. Not every kitty would venture away from their mom to rescue their babies during a storm. I am not afraid of thunder and lightning, so we are a lot alike.

Love and licks,
Cupcake

Anonymous said...

Well Katie I don't think your Mom was complaining as much as she was impressed that you take such wonderful care of your babies. Bringing them into the bedroom where they could be safe and snug from the storm - that's what Moms do! You're such a good Mom to your little toy family.

Hugs, Sammy

Mariodacat said...

Katie, you are the sweetest little girl we know. You take such good care of those babies, but.......you left your mom all alone during a raging storm.

Katie Isabella said...

*sigh* there WAS that.

Seeking Serenity said...

omg that was the most ADORABLE thing !!!

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Sweet as well as sassy! You go girl. You are such a good mommy, thinking of your own babies before your own protector. But who protected her? Ah, that's the sassy part???

Austin Towers said...

Katie you are truly a caring momma cat...... Almost! Don't forget the bipeds can get a bit scaredy cat! ;)

Eileen said...

What a sweet girl you are Katie! Making sure all your babies were safe and sound with you and the mom bean. Glad you all made it through the storm safely.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Pattyskypants said...

Lucky you! Bhu doesn't come to me. He YOWWWWWLs until I go to get him and then he leaves and yowwwwls and on and on until the storms pass leaving me totally awake while he snoozes.

Tamago said...

That is so sweet of Katie san to bring her family to stay together and safe :-) Goro brings his toys around so they travel all over the house. They usually gather where his dad is :-) And he does the announcement, too!

Mary McNeil said...

Lovely story, pretty Katie!

La Cabeza Grande said...

What a dear mommy to her brood! What a wonderful Mommy you are to Katie too. Very sweet story of a stormy night on the Tenne Sea!

SailorEdgar said...

That was very sweet of you to take care of all your little ones during the storm!

Nellie Kowalik said...

Nellie used to do that to me in Calgary, including bringing her toys to bed.
Now she's a little deaf and we have few thunder storms in Vancouver, it never happens.
Nellie sends Katie Kisses
Barb

meowmeowmans said...

Aw, that is so sweet of Katie to look out for her little family. Gracie and Zoe are pretty okay when we get storms. Thankfully.

Hugs!

Caren Gittleman said...

she had to make sure that all of her "kids" were ok too!!!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We collect around TBT when thunderboomies stike (like couple nights ago) and push ta get unner the blankets with him. But 3 of us unner there is a bit fussy. So Marley curls up a foot away, Ayla curls up next to his chest, and *I* Iza drape over his knees. We all feel SO safer that way.

Though we hafta admit that when some REALLY loud BOOMIES happen right over the house, we all get closer to him.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

You are such a sweet girl to rescue your babies from the storm.XO

John Bellen said...
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John Bellen said...

That's adorable. Katie wanted her family safe with her, just as she was being kept safe by her mum. It's good to have someone watching out for you.

Anonymous said...

Well, me woulda left mommy to fend fur herself at da sound of da furst funder clap. We'll have to see 'bout Raena. So far she doesn't seem to mind da storms, but we haven't had a big one since she's been here.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

modern nomad said...

We are glad everybody snoodled together all nice and cozy.
Have a super Sunday...

Noodle and crew

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Katie Isabella,
How considerate of your for bringing them all into the fold of comfort and safety.
Yes, kitties are concerned about their little ones.
Glad you managed to drift off again and that the rain was not too bad.
Sending you hugs for a happy week.
Mariette

Donna Rail said...

Murphy likes to cuddle with Dad.

Luv, Angel Keisha and Murphy the Poodle

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

That's what I was thinkin', too! That's just what I was thinkin' while reading your post. That Katie was bringin' her babies into bed with you, wanting to keep 'em safe and sound and away from the storm.

Purrs,
Seville

Jans Funny Farm said...

Good mama Katie gathering up her babies during the storm. :)