Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thursday Thirteen


13 things our cat does to say "Welcome Home"

A few weeks ago I did a Thursday 13 on all the places we'd travelled in July. Traveling is a problem when you have a pet, so we relied on friends and family to keep our calico happy. But she also moved around a lot. When we finally walked in the door after being gone for two weeks, our usually aloof kitty did:



1) She was watching out the kitchen window when she heard the garage door go up,
2) Ran to the door,
3) Played coy at first like she didn't know us,
4) Then fell down and showed her belly,
5) And rolled and twisted
6) Then rubbed all over the hall corner.
7) She followed me everywhere,
8) Looking at me with weepy eyes,
9) She sat in my lap every chance she got, especially when I wore black,
10) And purred (unusual for her),
11) And made little noises like Meow-akak, so quietly,
12) And curled up close with me when I took a nap,
13) Wiping her wet nose all over me.

She's almost back to normal, sleeping in secret places and showing up only when she hears cheese, but she's still following me around more.

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32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice looking cat. Sounds like she really missed you, especially since she was acting much warmer than normal from the sound of it. Nice of her to show you that she appreciates you huh? :)

Tink said...

Awww, adorable! Great list. Give her a hug from me and spoil her a bit! ;-)
My TT is about my new kitten!
http://tinkerbell-nl.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Aww she looks beautiful. If I wasnt allergic I think I would have one, however i dunno if my puppy would like it!

Great TT!

Nathalie said...

That's sooo cute! And what a beautiful cat, don't leave her alone too often ;)

Carmen said...

At least you know you were missed. My cat is happy to see me come back after vacation, then remembers "wait, you left me" and finds various ways to get back at me. Often including biting and breaking things.

Lazy Daisy said...

Our cats act the same way....as if to say, "Talk to the paw!" then they are all over us. Hubby call them "Visa....cause they are everywhere we want to be!" Glad she is getting back to normal.

Anonymous said...

I love cats. Since we retired, and moved our cat to the warmer climes of Texas Coast---and going away all the time for a daylong drive, or for a vacation, we decided to get a playmate for our 1st kitty.

Now she has a friend at home with her.

Cute list.

Kimmy said...

Aww! She missed you. What better way to show her love than to leave her hair all over your clothes? ;)
The bad thing about traveling is leaving pets behind... that makes me so sad.
Happy T13! My list's up!

Unknown said...

Awwww that is so very sweet. She sure does love you!

Twisted Cinderella said...

That is adorable! i used to love being greeted at the door by my cat.

Anonymous said...

I thought my in-laws' cat was the only cat who loved cheese as a treat-guess not :)

Ghost said...

What a beautiful cat. I love calico cats. You know she's the exact opposite of what our cats do when we come back from a vacation. They just ignore us for several hours until we have apologized enough with attention and treats. ;) Cheers.

MaR said...

Calico cats are so special! what a lovely TT and beautiful cat. Happy thursday! I am up.

Chaotic Mom said...

What a special part of your family! We love our cats, too. And our new doggie! ;)

New topic: 13 Things Our Pets Do When We're Away...

Debby said...

Awwwww! How sweet! Our cat Lucy did pretty much the same things when we came home from our trip this week. Makes you feel so good to know they miss you.
Mine is up as well.

The Shrone said...

My kitties do similar welcoming behaviors. If I come home with grocery bags, Mr. Doo has to go stick his head in each bag--as he is looking for the container of snacks! He's too smart for his own good!

K said...

Aw, what a sweet list!! She's a cute kitty!

Have a happy Thursday! :)

Anonymous said...

Aww! So sweet. One of my daughter's cat thinks I'm it's Mama now and comes in my room to sleep. He goes up on the window sill during the day and watches the birds.

I'm up on blogger today cause WP is giving me problems.......again.

Courtney said...

I'd say she missed you! lol Such a cute kitty :)

Anonymous said...

awww...that is adorable! happy tt! mine's up! ;)

astrocoz said...

Aww! Your furbaby really missed you! Its a good thing she acts like she missed you rather than acting like you abandoned her with all the vindictiveness in the world. My little dog is like the later.

Anyhow, my TT is up!

Dane Bramage said...

I just have to ask, How does your cat hear cheese?

Anyway pets are great at showing how much you are missed and appreciated. That is a great reading experience. My T13 is up at Dane Bramage It is the "Quotes and Epigrams" Edition.

Barbara said...

Sounds like she felt abandoned and didn't want you to leave again.

As someone else asked, HOW does a cat 'hear cheese'? :)

Anonymous said...

sounds lie she missed u and was very glad to have you home again
jen at http://jensthoughtsandfeelings.blogspot.com/

Raggedy said...

Awwwwwwww! She really missed you, how sweet.
Great TT
My TT is up
Have a wonderful Thursday!

Anonymous said...

She sounds so sweet. Mine are not neccesarily as nice. Socks ignores me, Abby avoids me, but Blackie comes to get all the luv that he didnt get when I was away.

My list is up.

Chelle Y. said...

Aren't pets the greatest?

Anonymous said...

Look at those beautiful eyes! Happy T13!

Anonymous said...

Aww, she missed you!!

K T Cat said...

This one has got to go in to the Carnival of the Cats!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Oh isn't she adorable.
My TT13 is up too.

Sadie said...

Very sweet... I like people who like cats! You can see my TT here: Sadie