Hello Kitty lovers,
If you have been following my blog, “The Kitty Cat Diaries”, you will know me. I am “Luna Skye” and I am a “Chemo-Angel Kitty”. I send letters and small gifts via the U.S. Mail, to my assigned “buddies” via the Chemo-Angels program. I love sending little gifts , snacks, toys, pressies etc..to cheer people up who are not feeling well and who are going through Chemotherapy.
When I’m not doing my letter writing with my human Mom, I am just being a regular kitty cat at home, living with my humans who love me very much. I love them too, but don’t tell them that OK? it might go to their heads and then they might expect displays of affection just any old time. That’s just not going to happen!
So do you know that I came to live at my home now on January 29, 2013. I was 1 1/2 yrs old and now I am 4 yrs old! My mommy has been very patient in waiting for me to “come around”. At first I started just jumping up on her chair and sitting on a plastic bag at her feet. That is what I did last Winter of 2013-14. Mommy put a plastic bag on the foot part of her “Lazy Boy” chair! She knows that I love to get into bags, any kind of bags (paper, plastic and any kind of bag or enclosure). But with kitty cats like me you MUST be careful because I love to get into all bags. If the bag has any handles at all, you MUST cut them so I do not get caught inside of them. I am very curious and I might just put my head inside of the handles and then my head would be stuck and I could get hurt very badly. In fact, if mommy throws the plastic grocery bag on the floor quickly for even just a moment, I curl up inside of it and EVERY time, I stick my little head inside of the handles!! It’s the very first thing that I do! Sooooo please please remember to always cut those handles! I’m precious and I know your kitty is too!
So back to my story: So last Winter I did start getting up to sit with mommy but still not too close but close enough and near her legs. At times I would put my chin on her leg and be really cute! The bags she used just as “bait” to get me to sit near or with her!! Then one day I stopped sitting up there on her chair. No matter what she did, I just didn’t want to sit there any more. I go and lay down to sleep under the couch in the Winter time because there’s a heat vent that goes straight under there. It’s nice and dark and cozy under there. Just as mommy is cozy but she is not dark and I do prefer Dark places. Do you know that the first 6 months that I lived here, I slept in mommy’s bed with her? Yep, I put my chin on her arm and I slept there every night. I don’t know why but I suddenly stopped sleeping in her bed, in her room and I even stopped going in their bedroom. If I do enter their bedroom, I suddenly now realize where I am and I tend to LEAP over the line between the hall and bedroom door!! It’s almost as though….well…Mommy thinks I’m somehow afraid in her bedroom and that I think the line where the doorway meets is something scarey and so I jump over it!
Mommy was a bit sad last year and so I pampered her and as I have said, I did sleep on a bag at her feet and on her chair. I stopped doing that and then I slept in the rocking chair in the spare room. Then I stopped sleeping there and I started sleeping on the window sill, special kitty cat seat! Suddenly, I just stopped sleeping anywhere except the basement!
I do enjoy the creepy crawly things in the night downstairs! I love the dark (even though they think for some reason, I need a night light!!???)….I don’t! Shhhhh….don’t tell because I just pamper them…they like it when I please them. I don’t do it often but sometimes I allow it to just happen. Soooo then as I’ve said, I slept in the basement for a few months. I do enjoy it when mommy sleeps in her “Lazy Boy” chair and daddy has already gone up to bed! Because now that Im not finicky about where I sleep, I jump right up on her chair and get up on her tummy and I do the “kneading” or the “bread rolling” steps. I get up on her and start “poking” and “picking” at her belly and clothes until I feel that it is “comfy”. I settle in and go to sleep and I just love sleeping there for hours if I am allowed! Gosh, I am giving her what she always wanted so why doesn’t she stay there forever so I can just enjoy myself? She usually lets me sleep there for a couple of hours and then she goes up to bed to be with her hubby human.
So all in all, it has taken me almost 2 years before I have gotten to the spot in my life that I can comfortably get up and actually sit ON mommy’s lap. So please, If you have a kitty and especially one like me who’s been through a lot of abuse and has “issues”…..please give them lots of time to get to know you. Two years is a very long time but my mommy is /was patient and she just let me be who I am. She pets me and loves and feeds me. She plays with me and always has. She even just leaves me alone when I feel like that too! Mommy went to get some advice from a “Cat Behaviorist” at first when I would not be or wasn’t very sociable even with her! That educated person told my mommy that she could “bring me back to the shelter and get another cat who likes to be cuddly and sit on her lap”!!! My mommy cried and told the lady that she already “loves me” and that “Cats are not just things you can toss away”…we have feelings and I had been through so much, being part of the “Ann Arbor 88” (a group of 88 kitties found in a hoarder’s house a few years ago in about 2013). I had been abused and neglected, scared and starved. I needed lots of time, love and affection. I needed to be who I just AM!
I’m so glad mommy didn’t give up on me and I didn’t give up on her either! Now we snuggle together on her chair all the time! She thought it might never happen. She thought we were just going to be “friends” and say “hello” to one another from time to time. She thought I might only allow her to love me by petting me, brushing me, feeding me and cleaning my potty box! But no!!!!…… I needed 2 years! I needed that time! Now we are the best of friends and I help Cancer patients to smile! I sit with mommy every day now and we both enjoy it so much!