“If we make the bed now we can go and get her and she can jump right in” I heard. And next thing the cover off the cover of the bed was dropped on my head. Well there are two things that everyone should know.
- No-one dumps things on my head and gets away with it.
- No-one starts to do these changes without me joining in for fun.
I spoke but couldn't hear anyone speak back with “Oh Oscar, do shut up a minute.” that I hear so often. Anyway, at the end I managed to crawl my way round so that I was at least on top now even if still inside. I gave up trying to get out and fell asleep.
Some time later I heard voices again but I kept quiet until I knew who it was. I heard my 'The Him' ( whom I owed for dumping things on my head), I heard their kitten ( whom I will treat as innocent this time) and then I heard my 'THE HER'. At last, where has she been? Before I had chance to mew my greetings a weight was placed on the sleeping place, not very heavy though. I wriggled and mewed to get attention and there were cries of “Oh” and “ Heavens above what's that?” My 'The Him's' hand appeared a a gap in the cover and widened it, I used the opportunity to repay my debt and was gratified to hear a sharp intake of breath as my claws connected. I used the time to extricate myself from inside the cover.
And there she was, my'The Her' was back. They were just laying her inside the sleeping place even though it wasn't dark outside. I was going to rush up to say hello but then I remembered she had left without me and chose to ignore her instead. I wandered over to the hands of their kitten for a quick rub and a scratch before deciding I'd ignored her long enough and walked sedately over to my 'The Her'.
“Oh Oscar” she said “ I've missed you so.” Naturally, I thought and allowed her to scratch my head, my ears and everywhere else, giving her the odd nudge if it wasn't hard enough. Then all of a sudden I was lifted up and placed outside the door which was closed in my face. It was 'The Him' placing himself in my debt once again.
Some time later it was dark. There were no clearways open for me and I decided it was time for payment again. I wandered through to where my 'The Him' was sleeping and started crying. I know he heard me and I saw him flinch. He tried to settle back into sleep and just before he succeeded I cried again. He came awake. With a huge sigh he slid off his sleeping place and stood before me.
“What is it Oscar” he said, “show me”. I walked to the clearway and waited. He followed. With another sigh he opened it and I shot out. I saw the clearway close but knew he'd wait so I took my time. It was raining lightly and the ground was wet. When I finished my toilet I moved back to the door and miaoued. It opened straight away though my 'The Him' looked asleep. He closed the clearway behind me and walked off back to his sleeping place. I let him settle a little then jumped up onto his stomach which opened his eyes again sharply. Then to show there were no hard feeling I gave him a head-but and rubbed my body against his face. “Ugh” was all I heard as I transferred the wet from outside onto him.
I consider all debts paid now.
- Morticia Cat Arbel, Ph.D.
(firstname.lastname@example.org)Tue, 20 Sep 2011 06:40:20
Your The Her is clearly unwell for the present, and requires your assistance until she feels better. Rather than think about yourself, try thinking about the Longlegs, just for a short while, of course. Have you never heard of Therapy Cats? I think you should read the article you will find of this link.