Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Pavlov's Bell

Brettcajun doesn't seem to think one should be a cat person. I believe he said "oh my gawd" and something about his hair standing up when I posted something on FB that had Sophie in a picture.

I am a cat person. I am a dog person too, except for the fact I don't have one......yet. If I worked in town and didn't travel, I'd be a dog and cat person, in the same house. Rick Santorum would have a cow.

Sophie sleeps next to me, because 710 won't tolerate having a 13 pound cat move a not so much 13 pound man around the bed.  I, on the other hand, feel that she should be more comfortable than myself and accommodate her even in slumber - hers and mine.

Like me, Sophie is a freeze baby. She likes her warmth, be it lying in the sun or against a radiator. Or against her dad (me) in the middle of the night. I know it's close to winter when she sleeps between my legs to keep warm. Mind you, this is on top of the covers. You'd all laugh at the gymnastics I do if I have to roll over, which means changing leg positions, so I don't disturb her.

Or at 04:30, like clock work, she comes up and sleeps on the left side of my upper torso. If I have to get out of bed, do I move her?  Nooooooooo.........    I scoot up to my pillows and swing my legs out so not move her an inch.

And before she settles down (again) at that 04:30 time, she comes up for a kiss.

Oh yes, Sophie knows from kisses. She was taught at a very young age that a kiss means love. None of this has escaped me - that it is all conditioned responses. Unfortunately, it is me to her, not the other way around.  I'm a sap.

Case in point - I had her in my office the other day and she was a little frantic for a bit, but you can see how she makes me love her.  MAKES me.  14 seconds says it all.

Yes, I am a sap. But I'm her sap.

Song by: Aimee Mann


Anonymous said...

OK, I am impressed. Makes me want a cat. You two are soooo cute.

Unknown said...

She's beautiful. Too many people are making me want pets.

anne marie in philly said...

my meredith loves to be loved by her mommy. my 9 pounds of fluff is my sanity anchor in life.

Jim said...

If they didn't make me sneeze I'd have a cat.

Ur-spo said...

I think I am a “dog person”, but I do miss my cats. They were good buddies for 15 years. I wouldn't say no to getting another cat. I've are for black ones.

don said...

Brettcajun is a dumbass. I have seen the movie

Erik Rubright said...


For some reason, her head movements made me think of a parakeet I once knew. Weird.

And I think your captcha is trying to tell me something. The word is "aleweed". WTF?