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  #1  
Old November 8th 18, 04:14 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Kitten
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Default 6 cats out of 12 - Newcomer, please be patient, gentle.

Hello Everyone,

I'm new here, thought I'd give it a try - need some cheering up, as much as
the cats excell at this, some human comfort would be welcome too.
I am crazy about cats, all have been rescues, I can not fault them - the
only time I'm unhappy with them is when they fall sick.
So, at most I lived with 13 cats, 12 cats for years, time passes and now
I've got only 6 furry funny creatures keeping me company.
Anecdotes are plentyfull, where to start, maybe with my favourite boo
Kitten (one of his many nicknames) is a 10 year old ginger fat cat, the
youngest of the family, and we are co-dependant.
He joined the family accidently - first he was so sick when we found him he
was not supposed to survived, then we thought we'd give him away but....
He got into this habit of *having* to sleep on my face - accross my face, on
my cheek, any way he could, but if I moved he would sleep in my arms in bed
or where his human's fidgeting would not interfere with his many snoozes.
Then I had to leave him for a week [funerals far away from home].
Our first night back home was different, the little darling monster must
have thought he was abandonned again, he *had* to sit accross my entire
face: I couldn't see, I couldn't move, I couldn't breath!
But this cat could not be moved, it's like he made himself as heavy as
possible [he hadn't reached his present 6kgs+ but still], as if he was
hanging on for dear life, "fighting" him about this seemed pointless and
almost cruel.
I now learnt how to position my face to have one nostril free to make us
both happy, I guess it was a matter of survival for both of us in a way.
We have our routine now, different positions depending if I'm lying on my
back or on my side...I can't tell if it's endearing, funny, pathetic or
else...
Regarless, we can't sleep without each other now and I've never had a better
bed companion - no need for sleeping pills if I have a Kitten.
One of the downsides is my body seems to have associtated "Kitten on face"
with "must be very still and sleep".
So now, even if I'm not sleepy, after a few minutes of cat face cuddle, I
fall asleep, whether I need to get up or not....
Second and last concern, I've had to take another one of my other companions
to bed with me now{HC-story for later if anyone's interested}, and she is
trying to copy him, as if "this must be the best place to sleep", but she's
not as gracefull, she tries to climb my face as if it was some sort of
furniture (?), she has no problem trying to shove her foot in my mouth to
climb (oh yuk yuk yuk), she's clumsy and persistent AND Kitten will only
tolerate sharing *his* space if he has the prime spot - ie, all my face but
one cheek where HC is happy to reside eventually..
All you can see is a lump under the blankets and one (or two cats) where a
human head should be...
Crazy cats, crazy human...
Take care everyone, cats, humans and poorly humans: recover soon, I do not
know you but send you my best wishes for a prompt recovery.
Thank you for your patience with this human.

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  #2  
Old November 8th 18, 08:20 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
joy
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Default 6 cats out of 12 - Newcomer, please be patient, gentle.

On 11/7/2018 7:14 PM, Kitten wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I'm new here, thought I'd give it a try - need some cheering up, as much as
the cats excell at this, some human comfort would be welcome too.
I am crazy about cats, all have been rescues, I can not fault them - the
only time I'm unhappy with them is when they fall sick.
So, at most I lived with 13 cats, 12 cats for years, time passes and now
I've got only 6 furry funny creatures keeping me company.
Anecdotes are plentyfull, where to start, maybe with my favourite boo
Kitten (one of his many nicknames) is a 10 year old ginger fat cat, the
youngest of the family, and we are co-dependant.
He joined the family accidently - first he was so sick when we found him he
was not supposed to survived, then we thought we'd give him away but....
He got into this habit of *having* to sleep on my face - accross my face, on
my cheek, any way he could, but if I moved he would sleep in my arms in bed
or where his human's fidgeting would not interfere with his many snoozes.
Then I had to leave him for a week [funerals far away from home].
Our first night back home was different, the little darling monster must
have thought he was abandonned again, he *had* to sit accross my entire
face: I couldn't see, I couldn't move, I couldn't breath!
But this cat could not be moved, it's like he made himself as heavy as
possible [he hadn't reached his present 6kgs+ but still], as if he was
hanging on for dear life, "fighting" him about this seemed pointless and
almost cruel.
I now learnt how to position my face to have one nostril free to make us
both happy, I guess it was a matter of survival for both of us in a way.
We have our routine now, different positions depending if I'm lying on my
back or on my side...I can't tell if it's endearing, funny, pathetic or
else...
Regarless, we can't sleep without each other now and I've never had a better
bed companion - no need for sleeping pills if I have a Kitten.
One of the downsides is my body seems to have associtated "Kitten on face"
with "must be very still and sleep".
So now, even if I'm not sleepy, after a few minutes of cat face cuddle, I
fall asleep, whether I need to get up or not....
Second and last concern, I've had to take another one of my other companions
to bed with me now{HC-story for later if anyone's interested}, and she is
trying to copy him, as if "this must be the best place to sleep", but she's
not as gracefull, she tries to climb my face as if it was some sort of
furniture (?), she has no problem trying to shove her foot in my mouth to
climb (oh yuk yuk yuk), she's clumsy and persistent AND Kitten will only
tolerate sharing *his* space if he has the prime spot - ie, all my face but
one cheek where HC is happy to reside eventually..
All you can see is a lump under the blankets and one (or two cats) where a
human head should be...
Crazy cats, crazy human...
Take care everyone, cats, humans and poorly humans: recover soon, I do not
know you but send you my best wishes for a prompt recovery.
Thank you for your patience with this human.


Welcome! My cats sleep on my bed, but not on my face.
  #3  
Old November 9th 18, 01:31 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
MaryL
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Default 6 cats out of 12 - Newcomer, please be patient, gentle.

On 11/8/2018 1:20 PM, joy wrote:
On 11/7/2018 7:14 PM, Kitten wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I'm new here, thought I'd give it a try - need some cheering up, as
much as
the cats excell at this, some human comfort would be welcome too.
I am crazy about cats, all have been rescues, I can not fault them - the
only time I'm unhappy with them is when they fall sick.
So, at most I lived with 13 cats, 12 cats for years, time passes and now
I've got only 6 furry funny creatures keeping me company.
Anecdotes are plentyfull, where to start, maybe with my favourite boo
Kitten (one of his many nicknames) is a 10 year old ginger fat cat, the
youngest of the family, and we are co-dependant.
He joined the family accidently - first he was so sick when we found
him he
was not supposed to survived, then we thought we'd give him away but....
He got into this habit of *having* to sleep on my face - accross my
face, on
my cheek, any way he could, but if I moved he would sleep in my arms
in bed
or where his human's fidgeting would not interfere with his many snoozes.
Then I had to leave him for a week [funerals far away from home].
Our first night back home was different, the little darling monster must
have thought he was abandonned again, he *had* to sit accross my entire
face: I couldn't see, I couldn't move, I couldn't breath!
But this cat could not be moved, it's like he made himself as heavy as
possible [he hadn't reached his present 6kgs+ but still], as if he was
hanging on for dear life, "fighting" him about this seemed pointless and
almost cruel.
I now learnt how to position my face to have one nostril free to make us
both happy, I guess it was a matter of survival for both of us in a way.
We have our routine now, different positions depending if I'm lying on my
back or on my side...I can't tell if it's endearing, funny, pathetic or
else...
Regarless, we can't sleep without each other now and I've never had a
better
bed companion - no need for sleeping pills if I have a Kitten.
One of the downsides is my body seems to have associtated "Kitten on
face"
with "must be very still and sleep".
So now, even if I'm not sleepy, after a few minutes of cat face cuddle, I
fall asleep, whether I need to get up or not....
Second and last concern, I've had to take another one of my other
companions
to bed with me now{HC-story for later if anyone's interested}, and she is
trying to copy him, as if "this must be the best place to sleep", but
she's
not as gracefull, she tries to climb my face as if it was some sort of
furniture (?), she has no problem trying to shove her foot in my mouth to
climb (oh yuk yuk yuk), she's clumsy and persistent AND Kitten will only
tolerate sharing *his* space if he has the prime spot - ie, all my
face but
one cheek where HC is happy to reside eventually..
All you can see is a lump under the blankets and one (or two cats)
where a
human head should be...
Crazy cats, crazy human...
Take care everyone, cats, humans and poorly humans: recover soon, I do
not
know you but send you my best wishes for a prompt recovery.
Thank you for your patience with this human.


Welcome!Â* My cats sleep on my bed, but not on my face.


Same here. Selina sleeps curled up on one of my pillows, and Nikki
curls up behind my knees.

Welcome, and keep up the stories.

MaryL

  #4  
Old November 9th 18, 03:00 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Bill Nak
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Posts: 20
Default 6 cats out of 12 - Newcomer, please be patient, gentle.

Welcome! I don't post much but enjoy the stories!
--
bill n

"Kitten" wrote in message news
Hello Everyone,

I'm new here, thought I'd give it a try - need some cheering up, as much as
the cats excell at this, some human comfort would be welcome too.
I am crazy about cats, all have been rescues, I can not fault them - the
only time I'm unhappy with them is when they fall sick.
So, at most I lived with 13 cats, 12 cats for years, time passes and now
I've got only 6 furry funny creatures keeping me company.
Anecdotes are plentyfull, where to start, maybe with my favourite boo
Kitten (one of his many nicknames) is a 10 year old ginger fat cat, the
youngest of the family, and we are co-dependant.
He joined the family accidently - first he was so sick when we found him he
was not supposed to survived, then we thought we'd give him away but....
He got into this habit of *having* to sleep on my face - accross my face, on
my cheek, any way he could, but if I moved he would sleep in my arms in bed
or where his human's fidgeting would not interfere with his many snoozes.
Then I had to leave him for a week [funerals far away from home].
Our first night back home was different, the little darling monster must
have thought he was abandonned again, he *had* to sit accross my entire
face: I couldn't see, I couldn't move, I couldn't breath!
But this cat could not be moved, it's like he made himself as heavy as
possible [he hadn't reached his present 6kgs+ but still], as if he was
hanging on for dear life, "fighting" him about this seemed pointless and
almost cruel.
I now learnt how to position my face to have one nostril free to make us
both happy, I guess it was a matter of survival for both of us in a way.
We have our routine now, different positions depending if I'm lying on my
back or on my side...I can't tell if it's endearing, funny, pathetic or
else...
Regarless, we can't sleep without each other now and I've never had a better
bed companion - no need for sleeping pills if I have a Kitten.
One of the downsides is my body seems to have associtated "Kitten on face"
with "must be very still and sleep".
So now, even if I'm not sleepy, after a few minutes of cat face cuddle, I
fall asleep, whether I need to get up or not....
Second and last concern, I've had to take another one of my other companions
to bed with me now{HC-story for later if anyone's interested}, and she is
trying to copy him, as if "this must be the best place to sleep", but she's
not as gracefull, she tries to climb my face as if it was some sort of
furniture (?), she has no problem trying to shove her foot in my mouth to
climb (oh yuk yuk yuk), she's clumsy and persistent AND Kitten will only
tolerate sharing *his* space if he has the prime spot - ie, all my face but
one cheek where HC is happy to reside eventually..
All you can see is a lump under the blankets and one (or two cats) where a
human head should be...
Crazy cats, crazy human...
Take care everyone, cats, humans and poorly humans: recover soon, I do not
know you but send you my best wishes for a prompt recovery.
Thank you for your patience with this human.

--
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S.V.P.
Private email address/correspondance = Please Do Not share without approval.
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  #5  
Old November 14th 18, 06:23 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Kitten
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Posts: 17
Default 6 cats out of 12 - Newcomer, please be patient, gentle.

Thank you.
How many are in bed with you?
With the cold setting in, shutters are closed and no bird-watching keeps all
6 against and on me in bed.
They refuse to be moved, but as uncomfortable as it can get it's also nice
to feel the love.
It feels more like I'm sleeping with them in their spot rather than them
sleeping in my bed with me.

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"joy" wrote in message
...
On 11/7/2018 7:14 PM, Kitten wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I'm new here, thought I'd give it a try - need some cheering up, as much

as
the cats excell at this, some human comfort would be welcome too.
I am crazy about cats, all have been rescues, I can not fault them - the
only time I'm unhappy with them is when they fall sick.
So, at most I lived with 13 cats, 12 cats for years, time passes and now
I've got only 6 furry funny creatures keeping me company.
Anecdotes are plentyfull, where to start, maybe with my favourite boo
Kitten (one of his many nicknames) is a 10 year old ginger fat cat, the
youngest of the family, and we are co-dependant.
He joined the family accidently - first he was so sick when we found him

he
was not supposed to survived, then we thought we'd give him away but....
He got into this habit of *having* to sleep on my face - accross my

face, on
my cheek, any way he could, but if I moved he would sleep in my arms in

bed
or where his human's fidgeting would not interfere with his many

snoozes.
Then I had to leave him for a week [funerals far away from home].
Our first night back home was different, the little darling monster must
have thought he was abandonned again, he *had* to sit accross my entire
face: I couldn't see, I couldn't move, I couldn't breath!
But this cat could not be moved, it's like he made himself as heavy as
possible [he hadn't reached his present 6kgs+ but still], as if he was
hanging on for dear life, "fighting" him about this seemed pointless and
almost cruel.
I now learnt how to position my face to have one nostril free to make us
both happy, I guess it was a matter of survival for both of us in a way.
We have our routine now, different positions depending if I'm lying on

my
back or on my side...I can't tell if it's endearing, funny, pathetic or
else...
Regarless, we can't sleep without each other now and I've never had a

better
bed companion - no need for sleeping pills if I have a Kitten.
One of the downsides is my body seems to have associtated "Kitten on

face"
with "must be very still and sleep".
So now, even if I'm not sleepy, after a few minutes of cat face cuddle,

I
fall asleep, whether I need to get up or not....
Second and last concern, I've had to take another one of my other

companions
to bed with me now{HC-story for later if anyone's interested}, and she

is
trying to copy him, as if "this must be the best place to sleep", but

she's
not as gracefull, she tries to climb my face as if it was some sort of
furniture (?), she has no problem trying to shove her foot in my mouth

to
climb (oh yuk yuk yuk), she's clumsy and persistent AND Kitten will only
tolerate sharing *his* space if he has the prime spot - ie, all my face

but
one cheek where HC is happy to reside eventually..
All you can see is a lump under the blankets and one (or two cats) where

a
human head should be...
Crazy cats, crazy human...
Take care everyone, cats, humans and poorly humans: recover soon, I do

not
know you but send you my best wishes for a prompt recovery.
Thank you for your patience with this human.


Welcome! My cats sleep on my bed, but not on my face.



  #6  
Old November 14th 18, 06:34 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Kitten
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Posts: 17
Default 6 cats out of 12 - Newcomer, please be patient, gentle.

Thank you.
Back in the 80's, Vicky, a chocolate burmese with a very dominant but also
very loving character towards his human, also enjoyed the pillow.
But it was mostly cause he had decided to sit on top of my head, he loved my
hair, nothing could move him and I wasn't allowed to move or I'd get kitty
slapped.
Some strange hat [very big, very heavy and very loud] that cat made, but he
also gave me some cherished memories like this one.
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"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER wrote in message
...
On 11/8/2018 1:20 PM, joy wrote:
On 11/7/2018 7:14 PM, Kitten wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I'm new here, thought I'd give it a try - need some cheering up, as
much as
the cats excell at this, some human comfort would be welcome too.
I am crazy about cats, all have been rescues, I can not fault them -

the
only time I'm unhappy with them is when they fall sick.
So, at most I lived with 13 cats, 12 cats for years, time passes and

now
I've got only 6 furry funny creatures keeping me company.
Anecdotes are plentyfull, where to start, maybe with my favourite boo


Kitten (one of his many nicknames) is a 10 year old ginger fat cat, the
youngest of the family, and we are co-dependant.
He joined the family accidently - first he was so sick when we found
him he
was not supposed to survived, then we thought we'd give him away

but....
He got into this habit of *having* to sleep on my face - accross my
face, on
my cheek, any way he could, but if I moved he would sleep in my arms
in bed
or where his human's fidgeting would not interfere with his many

snoozes.
Then I had to leave him for a week [funerals far away from home].
Our first night back home was different, the little darling monster

must
have thought he was abandonned again, he *had* to sit accross my entire
face: I couldn't see, I couldn't move, I couldn't breath!
But this cat could not be moved, it's like he made himself as heavy as
possible [he hadn't reached his present 6kgs+ but still], as if he was
hanging on for dear life, "fighting" him about this seemed pointless

and
almost cruel.
I now learnt how to position my face to have one nostril free to make

us
both happy, I guess it was a matter of survival for both of us in a

way.
We have our routine now, different positions depending if I'm lying on

my
back or on my side...I can't tell if it's endearing, funny, pathetic or
else...
Regarless, we can't sleep without each other now and I've never had a
better
bed companion - no need for sleeping pills if I have a Kitten.
One of the downsides is my body seems to have associtated "Kitten on
face"
with "must be very still and sleep".
So now, even if I'm not sleepy, after a few minutes of cat face cuddle,

I
fall asleep, whether I need to get up or not....
Second and last concern, I've had to take another one of my other
companions
to bed with me now{HC-story for later if anyone's interested}, and she

is
trying to copy him, as if "this must be the best place to sleep", but
she's
not as gracefull, she tries to climb my face as if it was some sort of
furniture (?), she has no problem trying to shove her foot in my mouth

to
climb (oh yuk yuk yuk), she's clumsy and persistent AND Kitten will

only
tolerate sharing *his* space if he has the prime spot - ie, all my
face but
one cheek where HC is happy to reside eventually..
All you can see is a lump under the blankets and one (or two cats)
where a
human head should be...
Crazy cats, crazy human...
Take care everyone, cats, humans and poorly humans: recover soon, I do
not
know you but send you my best wishes for a prompt recovery.
Thank you for your patience with this human.


Welcome! My cats sleep on my bed, but not on my face.


Same here. Selina sleeps curled up on one of my pillows, and Nikki
curls up behind my knees.

Welcome, and keep up the stories.

MaryL



  #7  
Old November 14th 18, 07:00 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Kitten
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Posts: 17
Default 6 cats out of 12 - Newcomer, please be patient, gentle.

Thank you Bill.
Do you have any feline companions or other animal as companions?
Cats have always been my source of strength and my biggest weakness.
Babou was the little black cat who decided to choose me by settling in my
purse while I was visiting her temporary rescue home.
She was diagnosed with chronic renal failure, I considered selling our house
to travel to the US for a kidney transplant since such surgery is not
available where I reside, I would have welcomed and loved her donor brother
or sister.
Back then I was also still suffering immensely from the loss of my mother,
so many things made life so hard, but I had to consider my partner.
Years afterwards I still reckon losing Babou was as traumatic as losing my
mum, we had such a bond, so many stories together...
At bedtime she would scratch the duvet corner so I would lift it, she'd then
settle underneath with only her head poking out, and we would spoon for
hours.
I never regretted any sacrifice I made in the name of love for my cats, I
can't say the same for the sacrifices I made for humans.
Some bonds are hard to explain rationally.
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"Bill Nak" wrote in message
...
Welcome! I don't post much but enjoy the stories!
--
bill n

"Kitten" wrote in message news
Hello Everyone,

I'm new here, thought I'd give it a try - need some cheering up, as much

as
the cats excell at this, some human comfort would be welcome too.
I am crazy about cats, all have been rescues, I can not fault them - the
only time I'm unhappy with them is when they fall sick.
So, at most I lived with 13 cats, 12 cats for years, time passes and now
I've got only 6 furry funny creatures keeping me company.
Anecdotes are plentyfull, where to start, maybe with my favourite boo
Kitten (one of his many nicknames) is a 10 year old ginger fat cat, the
youngest of the family, and we are co-dependant.
He joined the family accidently - first he was so sick when we found him

he
was not supposed to survived, then we thought we'd give him away but....
He got into this habit of *having* to sleep on my face - accross my face,

on
my cheek, any way he could, but if I moved he would sleep in my arms in

bed
or where his human's fidgeting would not interfere with his many snoozes.
Then I had to leave him for a week [funerals far away from home].
Our first night back home was different, the little darling monster must
have thought he was abandonned again, he *had* to sit accross my entire
face: I couldn't see, I couldn't move, I couldn't breath!
But this cat could not be moved, it's like he made himself as heavy as
possible [he hadn't reached his present 6kgs+ but still], as if he was
hanging on for dear life, "fighting" him about this seemed pointless and
almost cruel.
I now learnt how to position my face to have one nostril free to make us
both happy, I guess it was a matter of survival for both of us in a way.
We have our routine now, different positions depending if I'm lying on my
back or on my side...I can't tell if it's endearing, funny, pathetic or
else...
Regarless, we can't sleep without each other now and I've never had a

better
bed companion - no need for sleeping pills if I have a Kitten.
One of the downsides is my body seems to have associtated "Kitten on face"
with "must be very still and sleep".
So now, even if I'm not sleepy, after a few minutes of cat face cuddle, I
fall asleep, whether I need to get up or not....
Second and last concern, I've had to take another one of my other

companions
to bed with me now{HC-story for later if anyone's interested}, and she is
trying to copy him, as if "this must be the best place to sleep", but

she's
not as gracefull, she tries to climb my face as if it was some sort of
furniture (?), she has no problem trying to shove her foot in my mouth to
climb (oh yuk yuk yuk), she's clumsy and persistent AND Kitten will only
tolerate sharing *his* space if he has the prime spot - ie, all my face

but
one cheek where HC is happy to reside eventually..
All you can see is a lump under the blankets and one (or two cats) where a
human head should be...
Crazy cats, crazy human...
Take care everyone, cats, humans and poorly humans: recover soon, I do not
know you but send you my best wishes for a prompt recovery.
Thank you for your patience with this human.

--



  #8  
Old November 14th 18, 07:20 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
joy
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Posts: 20
Default 6 cats out of 12 - Newcomer, please be patient, gentle.

Only two. Unfortunately, I don't have any cuddlers currently, although
Koala sometimes lies on or against my legs or feet. Pickles always
sleeps on the other pillow, but when I get up in the night, she usually
pesters for some petting when I come back.

On 11/13/2018 9:23 PM, Kitten wrote:
Thank you.
How many are in bed with you?
With the cold setting in, shutters are closed and no bird-watching keeps all
6 against and on me in bed.
They refuse to be moved, but as uncomfortable as it can get it's also nice
to feel the love.
It feels more like I'm sleeping with them in their spot rather than them
sleeping in my bed with me.


  #9  
Old November 14th 18, 07:23 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
joy
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Posts: 20
Default 6 cats out of 12 - Newcomer, please be patient, gentle.

This is one place where you don't even have to try to explain.

On 11/13/2018 10:00 PM, Kitten wrote:
Thank you Bill.
Do you have any feline companions or other animal as companions?
Cats have always been my source of strength and my biggest weakness.
Babou was the little black cat who decided to choose me by settling in my
purse while I was visiting her temporary rescue home.
She was diagnosed with chronic renal failure, I considered selling our house
to travel to the US for a kidney transplant since such surgery is not
available where I reside, I would have welcomed and loved her donor brother
or sister.
Back then I was also still suffering immensely from the loss of my mother,
so many things made life so hard, but I had to consider my partner.
Years afterwards I still reckon losing Babou was as traumatic as losing my
mum, we had such a bond, so many stories together...
At bedtime she would scratch the duvet corner so I would lift it, she'd then
settle underneath with only her head poking out, and we would spoon for
hours.
I never regretted any sacrifice I made in the name of love for my cats, I
can't say the same for the sacrifices I made for humans.
Some bonds are hard to explain rationally.


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Old November 14th 18, 07:31 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Default 6 cats out of 12 - Newcomer, please be patient, gentle.

Hello Judith,

Thank you for sharing, and for letting me know I'm not too out of place as
the kind of cat people I am.
It's also nice to know I'm not the only one who's possessed by a ritualistic
pussy cat at bedtime.
They followed me to bed the other night, we all needed cuddles, no matter
what as it turned out.
6 cats are heavy though and they made things awkward at the beginning, then
they purred us all to sleep.
I didn't have to struggle for air, just for some space.
The next morning was another story:
after a long night with 6 kitties who had access to nibbles, their toilet -
a few meters away - was ripe...
Ideal time to bury my face in Kitten belly fur.
Unfortunately for me, after having to share his food bowl, his toilet, his
bed, his human with the rest of the cat family, it meant Kitten was in a bit
of a mood.
I had to be super pathetic to make him assume position.

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"Judith Latham" wrote in message
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In article , Kitten wrote:
Hello Everyone,


I'm new here, thought I'd give it a try - need some cheering up, as much
as the cats excell at this, some human comfort would be welcome too. I
am crazy about cats, all have been rescues, I can not fault them - the
only time I'm unhappy with them is when they fall sick. So, at most I
lived with 13 cats, 12 cats for years, time passes and now I've got only
6 furry funny creatures keeping me company. Anecdotes are plentyfull,
where to start, maybe with my favourite boo Kitten (one of his many
nicknames) is a 10 year old ginger fat cat, the youngest of the family,
and we are co-dependant. He joined the family accidently - first he was
so sick when we found him he was not supposed to survived, then we
thought we'd give him away but.... He got into this habit of *having* to
sleep on my face - accross my face, on my cheek, any way he could, but
if I moved he would sleep in my arms in bed or where his human's
fidgeting would not interfere with his many snoozes. Then I had to leave
him for a week [funerals far away from home]. Our first night back home
was different, the little darling monster must have thought he was
abandonned again, he *had* to sit accross my entire face: I couldn't
see, I couldn't move, I couldn't breath! But this cat could not be
moved, it's like he made himself as heavy as possible [he hadn't reached
his present 6kgs+ but still], as if he was hanging on for dear life,
"fighting" him about this seemed pointless and almost cruel. I now
learnt how to position my face to have one nostril free to make us both
happy, I guess it was a matter of survival for both of us in a way. We
have our routine now, different positions depending if I'm lying on my
back or on my side...I can't tell if it's endearing, funny, pathetic or
else... Regarless, we can't sleep without each other now and I've never
had a better bed companion - no need for sleeping pills if I have a
Kitten. One of the downsides is my body seems to have associtated
"Kitten on face" with "must be very still and sleep". So now, even if
I'm not sleepy, after a few minutes of cat face cuddle, I fall asleep,
whether I need to get up or not.... Second and last concern, I've had to
take another one of my other companions to bed with me now{HC-story for
later if anyone's interested}, and she is trying to copy him, as if
"this must be the best place to sleep", but she's not as gracefull, she
tries to climb my face as if it was some sort of furniture (?), she has
no problem trying to shove her foot in my mouth to climb (oh yuk yuk
yuk), she's clumsy and persistent AND Kitten will only tolerate sharing
*his* space if he has the prime spot - ie, all my face but one cheek
where HC is happy to reside eventually.. All you can see is a lump under
the blankets and one (or two cats) where a human head should be... Crazy
cats, crazy human... Take care everyone, cats, humans and poorly humans:
recover soon, I do not know you but send you my best wishes for a prompt
recovery. Thank you for your patience with this human.


Welcome, it's good to have newcomers.

My cat sleeps with me too but we have to go through the ritual of firstly,
I have to lie on my back so she can lie on me, then she goes for a snack
and I turn onto my side and when she comes back after about 5 minutes she
lies on my other side for about 10 minutes. If this is not followed she
sits and waits for each stage.

We're all crazy cat people here.

Judith

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Judith Latham
Stourbridge, West Midlands. UK.



 




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