Monday, January 16, 2012

Cats on Tuesday

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Catmama here:

Oh the day I feared wouldn't come have actually arrived. When we got Buster, he was 5 months old. Too small to reach the bed. So we set up his bed underneath our bed, which was where he stayed when he first arrived.

When he was a bit older and stronger and found the ability to leap higher, he would take Emma's bed which was at the far end of our bed when we all sleep. Emma sleeps with me, in between my legs, or on my belly.

He always slept under the bed in his own "suite" when the weather is a bit warm, and would sleep in Emma's bed when it gets chilly.

We have had very mild winter so far. Last night was chilly. As expected when we're all ready to turn in, Emma took her place between my legs and Buster jumped on the bed. He walked all over the bed and us and my Catpapa told him to go to his bed and sleep. He usually listens and goes to his bed, we're not crazy, he does as he's told - most of the times.

Last night was different. Instead of going to his bed to sleep as was ordered, he went in between Catpapa and I and made a spot for himself and slept. Hallelujah! First time that he did that. He isn't the cuddle bunny, I know that, but he actually chose to sleep with us last night!!!!!

Catpapa and I spent moments just watching him - kicking Catpapa so he could create more space for him in the middle. Oh my heart was singing.

Thank you kitties and fellow catmamas for listening to this giddy catmama.

This is my entry for this week's CATS ON TUESDAY.

22 comments:

  1. Hurray for Buster !!!
    I sleep in mpm and dad´s bed efurry night :)

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  2. Our Mom knows what you mean!
    When we first rescued Cosmo and Ling, they won't even let us touch them. And when they accidentally touched us, they would leap back like we were hot coals. A few months later, Cosmo jumped up the bed and made biscuits on Mommy and then Ling jumped up the bed and snuggled with Mommy. Mommy was so happy she didn't even dare move. :)

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  3. Awwwww, how sweet. We love to all snuggle up on the hoomans bed at night. We have to watch mumster footsies though, cause she moves about alot and you have to watch you don't get thwacked by her itty bitty feet :)xx

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  4. Aww, our mom understands how that would make your heart sing. Hurray for Buster, we hope he decides he likes to be snuggled up with you all the time!

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  5. Oh we understand. Our Mom loves it when we snuggle with her at night. Especially the first time they get in the bed with you. I still have one kitten that hasn't quite made it yet but she is getting close. Tiger Lily hasn't made it yet but the big cats kind of growl at her so it is hard.Take care.

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  6. Awww, lucky you! I wish my two would share the bed...

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  7. Concatulations! Me sleeps between Mommy and Daddy and Kozmo sleeps with the hairy slobbery sisters or by Daddy's feets. Me hates it when he is on the bed!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  8. Austin and me are still "discussing" sleeping arrangements. We have been for 4 years!! Well done Buster :)

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  9. Awww CatMama we understand! Buster you graduated to the big bed!
    :)
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  10. I know JUST how you feel! How wonderful for Buster that he trusts you enough to be "vulnerable" and close while he sleeps. Soon he'll take over the bed! I'll bet a dollar on it...
    Mommy Trish

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  11. Buster, you made your catmama and catpapa very happy! Good job!!

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  12. Yay Yay Yay Yay Yay !!!!! Such a special moment. We are so happy for you :-D

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  13. Oh it's wonderful when a not so friendly cat decides to cuddle!

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  14. So nice and warm right, Buster? :D Yay on your new spot!

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  15. How precious! Our Mom lufs fur us to sleep wif her and Dad.

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  16. could you have Buster please call my Siren
    he still won't sleep near anyone!! and it's been a long long time

    I'm so glad everyone was cozy

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  17. That's such a wonderful feeling, isn't it? When Lizzie decided to jump in mama's lap after weeks of hiding mama could have cried!

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  18. How precious! cuddles and snuggling is always nice!

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  19. Oh happy days, or nights. Neither of mine are cuddle babies but do sleep on the foot to the bed. Lately, Kirby has been asking to get under the covers with me. He usually puts his feet on me and I cringe when he kneads my leg! He does not stay long, maybe half an hour, but it is progress!

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  20. Wonderful! I know it took Pee Queen almost 3 years to just sit on my mom, let alone seek out her lap and snooze. I guess with some kids it just takes time.

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  21. Yay! woo hoo! awesome!
    Our cats don't sleep with us unless it's really cold. Then it's at the foot of the bed.

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  22. This picture is beautiful and so sweet story.Buster is adorable!
    purrs
    Luna - WE LOVE LUNA
    ( and hugs from mammy Léia )

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