Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Blue Fog

Mom's been feeling blue all week. She tried to explain to me that it is something humans go through sometime, but at first I didn't really understand. And I'm afraid maybe I didn't help too much. As I go through my teenage stage, I'm not quite the same, loveable kitten I used to be. I'm flexing my independent muscles a bit more. Maybe I'll grow out of it, but Mom's not sure. I still follow Mom around everywhere. I love being picked up and held over her shoulder, and cradled getting my tummy scratched. And I still wake her and Dad up every morning snuggling and purring in their face. But I don't like sitting on her lap for very long. A little bit, especially when getting good ear scritches, but I used to stay on her lap for hours. And while I still usually sleep on the bed at night (although sometimes I sleep in my Millie bed, which I love), I usually sleep at her feet, instead of cuddling up at her side. But, I love putting on cute clothes and going for walks to show off my looks in the cul-de-sac, and REALLY love playing with Mom or Dad, I could do that all day! But I don't think that was enough this week. And one night, when Mom was having a hard night, her and Dad IGNORED me all night! And then the next morning, they left for work without even saying good bye! Now, being the sensitive meezer I am, I got really depressed. I didn't eat much, didn't want to play, and was really sad. I actually knew exactly how Mom was feeling, I understood. Seeing me so depressed shocked both Mom and Dad, and helped lessen her mood some. I was SO happy to get my usually attention! The last few days I have given Mom some extra love, and she has really appreciated it. And I got some extra love as well, although I expect it......

9 comments:

Jake and Bathsheba said...

We hope both you and your mom are better now. My mom gets sad, and I ALWAYS come to her when she cries. I just don't always know what to do because I'm not a big cuddler. My mom's at that age (49)where she can get overly emotional. She cried uncontrollable about poor TeaCup tonight. So sad.

~Bathsheba

Phoebe said...

Maybe you are going through "puberty". I hear that girls get real moody during that phase...

Dragonheart said...

Sorry to hear that you and your mom have been feeling down. *hugs* I hope you are both feeling better now.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

I'm so glad you're back Tara! Meowmy had a similar week as your mom it sounds like. Sometimes humans just have rough patches.

About you changing a bit...it happens. I used to be snuggly too and as you know, I really don't want to be touched now. I used to purr and snuggle with Meowmy if she was crying and now I sit with her but nowhere near what I was like when I was a kitten. But we change and now I do like to snuggle on my own terms. Having Chase & Kaze keeps me nice and active and happy but I really love other cats.

Latte

Riley & Tiki said...

Sending purrs and hugs to you and your Mommy. Extra snuggling is good for everybody!

Forty Paws said...

We're glad you're back. We're sorry to hear you are both depressed. Maw really knows what that's like!!

Uh, one reason we haf so many poodins is dat the first 4 dat lived heer weren't lap cats. (Bow, Jenny, Annie & Gatsbi) Then G.T. and Dorf came with a litter of 8 and they were lap cats, so they got to stay while the other 6 got adopted. Then the 4 fosters came and they stayed cause they were so sick. So, maybe you need like eleventy nine more cats so that one poodin will always be in the snugglin mood like here at Forty Paws.

Tee hee. Just kiddin.

Luf, Us

William said...

I'm glad you and your mom are feeling better. I hate it when my mom gets all bummed and stuff. Maybe something's going around, because my mom was having a real hard time too for the last few weeks. It's just been so sad lately all over the place--it's hard not to be affected sometimes I guess.

Marie the Defender said...

I'm glad that you and your mommy are happier now.

*hugs*

Suzanne said...

hugs to both you and your mom, tara. i'm glad you were able to take some time to feel what you needed to feel.

if your mom needs some cuddle time, i can ask ben2 to visit her. he's an excellent snuggler!

love
--suz