Saturday, August 29, 2009

Our Cat Misses Us

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Robb and I have been spending all of our free time at our new/old house. Linguine does not accompany us. We don't have screens on most of the windows, and we tend to keep the back door open, and I'm worried that she would wander off and get lost.

When we get home, it is way past her scheduled dinnertime, and she is obviously very hungry. She's always waiting at the door of our apartment.

What's so sweet is that although we feed her before we do anything else, she's not content. She literally cannot eat her food until we engage in what we call the Frenzy of Greeting. Our cat requires serious cuddling, before she can settle down to supper.

This was actually confusing at first, because after I fed her, so would stand by her bowl giving me a demanding stare. She wanted something other than what I had given her. She wanted Love.

Linguine, it seems, never got the memo about how cats (and in particular semi-feral barn cats) should be aloof and remote in their relations with humans/food dispensers.

4 comments:

Kristen said...

My roommate's cat, Slider, is the same way, which saddens me greatly because she's at once a very sweet, very needy, very neglected, very smart, and very disgusting cat. (I wish Brooklyn got birds so I could leave a percentage of the voluminous fur bunnies she generates outside for nests.) I'm nice to her, I give her snuggles when she asks for them, and I've fed her when the flatmate has (without telling me) left for days or weeks, and because of these simple acts she's decided I am her best and only friend. Unfortunately I'm leaving the country very soon and her owner has neither the time nor interest to give this geriatric feline the attention she yearns for. What a cruel twist of fate that one of the few cats capable of loving would wind up with him!

gollygee said...

That is so sweet! :)

dianesteelequilts said...

"Linguine, it seems, never got the memo about how cats (and in particular semi-feral barn cats) should be aloof and remote in their relations with humans/food dispensers"

No, no, no. . . for that you need a Calico!

~~Doublesaj~~

Gina said...

Mango always wanted some petting to get her started eating.

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