September 14, 2020

Momday and Me

 Mom made a last decision last night.  I felt badly for myself, but I felt badly for her too.

I wouldn't even lay on her chesticles while the light was on after we went to bed.  I laid with my head at her waist because I didn't want to see that sneering Leopard by her head.  Mom said I didn't even wait for the light to go out before I left.  When mom turned the light back on, I was curled in a ball on the floor by the bed.  That bothered her.  She gave up then, & took Leopard off the bed and put him away.  

She asked and asked; patted the bed and patted..but still I would not come.  Finally I did, and saw Leopard was gone.  But I got off the bed anyway.  That left her with calling me over and over and patting the bed some more.... in the dark.  I finally came up...laid there at her waist maybe half an hour.  FINALLY I walked up and settled.  Mom said thank you.  I don't stay long, but I washed her face.  I noticed she fell asleep instantly.  

When she had to get up early to go the The Big City, she saw I was on the floor again.  That made mom feel terrible. 

Mom said since that fateful medication the last big Vet day, I just have not had my same personality.  She can't blame theVet.  Who knew I would have a reaction so severe. (I meowed it back then to you). 

Here I am, being a good girl.


My Mind's Eye said...

Oh Katie Isabella...don't worry your precious little tuxie often takes great big humans a while to get over medications. I bet in 3 licks of your purrty paws you'll be back on track on the bed on top of moms chesticles.
Loving hugs

Lynn said...

Katie Isabella, your mom got a face washing. I think that is very good
since she had let that terrible Leopard back on the bed. Maybe tonight
will be more your normal with mom. You know, crowding and weighing her
down. Nothing worse than medicine for cats or people. I know it is supposed
to be for a good reason, but side effects are definitely bad. Both of
you hang in there.

Brian said...

Sometimes we just up and change our routines sweet Katie. I used to sleep and my Mom's feet for years and now I never do that.

The Florida Furkids said...

We know all about how medications can do weird things. We hope things re better now that the leopard isn't on the bed.
The Florida Furkids

Katie Isabella said...

I sure hope so guys. She has been sad for several days and nights. Curled on the floor only everywhere. Today she was hairier and has been in her beds and n the couch back patrolling. Hope she gets in bed and drives me crazy tonight on my head and stopping my heart with her weight pressure.


Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Ah my dearest one! The Humans do worry so. You have spoiled her, I'm afraid. She has become accustomed to your daily undivided attention--*my* Human is lucky if I spend 5 minutes on the bed with her at night! You are probably just a little discombobulated though from the med, and will soon enough return to your usual snuggly ways. Meanwhile, she needs to be patient and let you work it all out. Good riddance to the sneering leopard though!! XOXO

pilch92 said...

You poor kitty. You need to pee on the leopard. XO

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Katie Isabella,
Well, things so affect a kitty's mind and here the same, for months now, my loyal bed companion Barty has not slept with me!
WHY?... He had his nasty steroid shot early this year but he recovered but is not the same. This afternoon he suddenly stood in the hallway, due to the yard crew of six having started working. All kitties go into hiding, most flee upstairs into the house.
Earlier this week, sweet Spooky boy did not come for dinner. I heard a tiny voice below the shrubs aside from the gazebo. Probably he cried all day and lost his voice. Had to carry him inside, he was so scared because of all day hammering on the roof across the street went on, they replaced their shingles. Oh boy, they are so, so scared of such noise.
He was calmed down next day, glad that is over with!
So yes, we must be understanding of a kitty's mindset.

Angel Simba said...

Katie, you and Mommy just have to come to an agreement and work this thing out with no leopard there. Snuggle next to her head, lick her night night, but let her breathe. You won't be happy if you smother her!

The Island Cats said...

We’re glad your mom realized you really didn’t like Leopard on the bed.

Tamago said...

Oh Katie san, I hope you will go to the bed instead of curling up on the floor. That medication was really hard on you :-( Hugs and kisses to you and your mom xo

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

We are praying you are back to normal soon.

Summer at said...

I hope you are back to normal at some point, Katie.

Mickey's Musings said...

Dear Katie, I think you will get back on the bed soon.
After all, cooler weather will be coming soon and cuddling will be fun ;)


Pam and Teddy said...

I'm sure that you are just taking your time to return to your old habits and after all you DID come up to her face and give it a wash - now that is progress - but we do remember things for a long while. The leopard betrayal is a tough thing to get over. YOU WILL. I'm sure of it.

Hugs, Teddy

Eastside Cats said...

Aww, Katie!
Humans need their sleep, and they only do it in long stretches during the night.
Your mom wants you with her, but not interfering with her sleep much.
So, maybe you are working your way through different scenarios, now that you've been somewhat enlightened (for a cat...)
Sweetie and I are still figuring out a mutually beneficial nighttime routine, and it's been since March!

Cupcake said...

Moms are finicky sometimes. If I were there, I would shred the leopard and at least we'd be finished with that annoyance. Meanwhile, cut your mom some slack. Changing routines are part of life - like it or not. It keeps us on our toes!

Love and licks,

Catwoods said...

Awww Katie, I hope any bad effects of the medicine wear off and everything is better soon!

John Bellen said...

Cats change their personalities as they age, too (not that you are getting old, Katie!) I have long said that cats have routines and stick to them like fanatics - until they don’t. What was a long-established traditions may change; it may change because of a cause their humans can see, it may be because of something they don’t know. But another routine comes along, and that will provide comfort for both human and cat. It’s just a matter of time.

The Whiskeratti said...

I'm so sorry your mom is going through this. Hugs to both of you.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

It can take a while to bounce back after a bad reaction to medication but it will happen

meowmeowmans said...

We hope now that the leopard is gone, you will eventually get back to your routine with Mom, Katie. She loves you so, sweet girl.

We also hope the medicinal after effects will subside soon. :(

Hugs to you both.XO

Timmy Tomcat said...

Katie we know you and Mom will be fine in a bit. Dad feels bad pushing Einstein away due to him and Toby feuding and wanting Toby to get more relaxed but makes it up and we know you two will too

Lynn said...

Katie, maybe you and mom would relax with a few murals to see
by Precious. Hope mom is better by now.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I hope things get back to normal soon, sweet girl. We don't like to see you or mommy unhappy. XOXO