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.

Cubby said...

I always suspected you were a closet pussy lover.

tamayn 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?

Brettcajun said...

Don is the biggest dumbass. Runners are not true athletes... like tennis players. Get a real exercise hobby loser.