Tuesday, January 22, 2008

That Buddy!

******Note about this post. I am writing this tongue in cheek. I am not some weird cat lady. Just thought it was funny that Buddy and I had our first disagreement. The good news, she ignored Roy as is her way and didn't use some fake relationship to spite me. ************




I have to tell you, I was a little worried about Buddy's and my relationship. It hit rocky ground last night. She has ignored me mostly and not been very fond of doing our regular routine. Don't think she has been this upset with me since I gave her a bath when she was a kitten. But even then after I dried her off, she climbed up under my chin and around my neck. Think we are good now, she is sitting right beside me as I work on the computer.



Last night Dena brought her East Texas wild cat Sassy over to meet Buddy. We were trying to see if the girls got along and then become best friends just like their owners. Dena brought Sassy ensconced safely in the travel crate. From the moment Sassy entered and saw Buddy, she didn't stop growling and hissing and making the mournful wail of a caged cat. We were all a little afraid to let Sassy out of the cage. I once told the Vet that Dena and I both use, that we were going to let the girls meet each other. The DR said, Sassy could take Buddy. Buddy was interested in Sassy, but kept her distance, only coming close several times. She began doing her observation from a safe distance. While Dena prepared some desserts she brought over and Roy was looking for bottled waters, is when I caused the riff between Buddy and me. I picked Buddy up and brought her close to Sassy's cage. Sassy went wild and Buddy scratched and tore away from Sassy and me. Oh yea, there was a price to pay for that one. Once Dena and I sadly came to the conclusion, no play dates for the girls, she and Sassy left. Dena had given it her all to get Sassy to calm down. We kept Sassy before we had Buddy and she is a lovely cat and fun to be around. Sassy couldn't understand why there was a Buddy. I don't want Sassy to get a bad rap. Once they left, Buddy would not give me the time of day. I tried playing with her before bedtime. Oh she sat there and watched me pull out toy after toy, but she wouldn't budge.

When it came time for bed, she came close to me and to her regular sleeping position on my right arm and then just walked away. I told her the verse about not letting the sun go down on our anger, but she ignored me. Sometime in the night, she came back, she slept near my arm, but not on it. When I got up this morning she didn't do the usual of following me into the bathroom and then out to the kitchen. She stayed in bed and then moved to the hall to watch me go to the kitchen. She finally sauntered in the kitchen and fell down at my feet wanting to be rubbed. But that little dickens bit me. What a total tease. When I am getting ready in the morning, she sits on the counter and watches me. She is really looking at herself, she is a tad vain. Don't tell her I said that, or we could have another discipline of silence. So, she was on the counter and I think, oh she is not mad at me. Buddy waited for me to get close then jumped off the counter. Now here is the hard one, Buddy almost always tells me goodbye in the morning. She will walk to the front hallway with me and get her last back rub until I come home later on in the day. Well, I couldn't find her and I was about to begin the big search when I spotted her in the little cat tent, given to her by Dena and Sassy, just looking at me and then she turned her back to me. How, How, HOW was I going to go to work, minister in the Lord's Name, be a servant and serve gladly when my heart was breaking because Buddy and I were on the outs?

Of course you know, I was a little nervous when I came home. Would she still be mad, would we make up and go on living happily ever after? She was waiting at the door as usual, only this time instead of greeting me, she bolted out into the hall. She looked both ways and I really thought, she is going to run. She did, right back into our home. Buddy fell in front of me like always, and let me rub her and didn't bite me. As the evening goes on, she is being more friendly and now has laid beside me all this time. I have even been petting her and she is purring.

We are back together!

6 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm glad to hear that you two have reconciled. I've never heard of a kitty playdate and I guess know we know why. It could have been fun though! We saw some baby cheetahs chasing each other and wrestling at the zoo. It was so awesome!

Nancy Mon said...

Hey Amanda, we should have introduced the two when Buddy was a kitten. The meeting really wasn't for a play date as such. Dena mostly likely will be doing a lot of traveling and we were trying to help her out by keeping Sassy. Sadly, it is not going to work.

Jess Martinez said...

This is hilarious!

Cats are so spoiled!

Dana said...

Buddy reminds me of my cat when I was little. His name was Popcorn. He was white with yellow tips on his ears and tail. But that's not what reminds me of Buddy. Popcorn would get mad at you if you didn't pay attention to him when he wanted it. He would then pout and hide and then ambush your ankles.

Then, if he got in trouble, say because he unrolled a whole roll of toilet paper and ran with it around the town home, upstairs and down. He would - and I am not kidding - leave you a present. In your bed or in your shoes or somewhere. But you knew, you just knew he was telling you what he thought about getting in trouble.

Very funny...

Anonymous said...

i'm so happy you and Buddy have are back to back again after she has made her wishes known.. too bad for Dena and Sassy as it would have been great adventures for both but the good news is that you might haved saved yourself the need for 2 litterboxes!!!! My neice would let her cat visit with her mother's (my sister) cat while she was traveling and after a few visits each cat suffered TERRIBLE ANXIETY DISORDER when separated!!! Her cat would frantically run around her apartment howling and my sister's cat would "get sick" in every room of her house SO now my sister has 2 cats....there was no other way to solve the problem....My neice's cat loves to visit with "herfirstmom" but if it looks like she may be being pursued for a trip back home she hightails it up the stairs to hide!!!!Just as long as we keep those kitty-cats happy i say!!!I don't think my sister wants another cat and dena probably doesn't want to part with Sassy but i'd be willing to ask about a play-date- that is only if it comes with a CAT-TENT!!!!! Ilove you too!

Lisa Pierre said...

Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack sang "Back Together Again!" The girls need to hear that. AND I don't think of you as some strange cat lady...