I haven’t been the best of kitty moms lately. Oh, don’t get me wrong…Spooky still gets good food, fresh water, treats, and clean litter, but she’s not getting the attention she’s become accustomed to. She’s used to spending quality time cuddling with me, playing fetch with her little toy mice, and getting her hair brushed. I’ve been so busy with work lately that I haven’t had the time to love on her.
As I was getting ready to open the front door this morning (at about 4:15 am…boo), Spook jumped up on the couch and kept butting her head against my hand, obviously wanting a little attention. I gave her a couple of pats and then told her I had to go or I was going to be late (oh come on, don’t pretend you don’t talk to your pets). So I turned out the light, walked out the door and locked it. I glanced up at the living room window from inside my car and what do you think I saw? Little Spooky looking out, watching me leave her again. I could just hear her little Spooky voice saying, “Don’t leave me, you just got home.”
Maybe I’m a goof ball, but all day long, I thought about her looking out the window watching me drive away. Poor little lonely kitty. At least we sat down and cuddled for a while this evening. I’m hoping I have a little time to sit down with her on my lap tomorrow since I don’t have to go to work. I’ve got to do some cooking for the banquet at work, do a little more shopping and maybe a little house cleaning, but I think I can carve out some time for Spook. I’m sure she’ll be appreciative.
- Of Cats & Rats and Mice & Men (quiveringexuberance.wordpress.com)