I seem to have a new job in our family, and it’s one mom says I’m doing very well. A few months ago I didn’t have a care in the world. I ate, slept, lounged, played, got brushed, and I was the center of my mom & dad’s world. But for the last few months I’ve had to be a little more independent and offer lots of love & amusement to help mom & dad get through the crazy times.
It’s not really their fault, because they’ve had lots of important stuff to do. Dad has a new job that keeps him on his toes. Mom especially has been neglecting me, my blog, and all of your blogs because she’s had to take care of her mom, who recently went to the human rainbow bridge. Apparently, after a human goes to the bridge, there’s a whole lot of stuff that other humans need to take care of, and that’s what my mom has been doing.
On top of that, my hamster brother Nutmeg is old and isn’t doing well. So mom has to make sure he has a comfortable & safe journey to Spirit World. She makes sure he eats by shelling his sunflower seeds and feeding him little bits of carrot, banana, and some of his other favorites. She keeps his bed fluffy & extra clean and she covered all the wire ramps in his cage so he doesn’t get his feet stuck because he can’t get around well anymore. Soon she’ll have to confine him to the penthouse floor of his cage so that he can’t hurt himself trying to go up & down the various levels.
Even thought I’m complaining a little, I admit I haven’t been totally neglected. Dad still feeds me breakfast and gives me lots of petting. Mom gives me lots of petting and brushing in the morning, gives me snuggles, and dinner every night. Dad’s been a little stingy with playtime, and mom’s been lax on helping me visit all my anipals’ blogs and on playtime. Unfortunately, she didn’t forget I need my rabies shot, so I have to go the vet next week!
Humans seem to have complicated lives sometimes. But I know things will get back to normal soon. In the meantime, I will continue to be a great kitty family member. I’ll try to make hairball barfy noises only after 6 a.m, I’ll try not to wake them up until 6:30 a.m., and I’ll give lots of cuddles and purrs.