Feline Friday #89| Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #89| Friendly Fill-Ins

It’s time for Feline Friday, hosted by Sandee from Comedy Plus!

We are not the only cat parents here, and so I often meet other cats, especially at the bus stop. All cats I see here are well taken care of and clearly used to living with humans.

This cat decided the street was a good place to lie down. Of course I disagreed, even though the cars are driving slow here. But this cat is clever, with it’s fine senses it knew a car was coming our way before I heard or saw it and walked away. What I liked about this short encounter was that the cat clearly felt at ease in my presence. It knew I wouldn’t harm or even try to touch it. I said “Hi sweetie, how are you doing?” and the cat responded by blinking slowly.

Cats are such an important part of my life, and I really wouldn’t have it any other way!

Friendly Fill-Ins

I again participate in the Friendly Fill-Ins, hosted by Four-LeggedFurballs and 15andmeowing. So here we go:

1. My sofa is too crowded when all of us want to snuggle, but we love it anyway.
2. I am willing to give up anything for my family, two- and fourlegged. But I’m sure this answer will come up often!
3. One random fact about me is that I am a back sleeper by nature, but have to sleep on my side due to back pain. But I got used to it.
4. My ability to empathize with humans and animals makes me unique.

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19 thoughts on “Feline Friday #89| Friendly Fill-Ins

  1. The kitty didn’t mind you being around because it knows you love cats. I’m sure of that.

    Love your fill-in and especially #4. That’s a very good thing.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches to your babies. ♥

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  2. That is a pretty kitty, I wish it was indoors though. Thank you for participating in the fil-ins, great answers- especially #2. Sorry you have back pain. Have a nice weekend. XO

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  3. Aww, that cat’s a beauty (though at first I thought it was a Christmas photo, because my eyes didn’t adjust to the background properly).

    Fellow back sleeper who had to adjust here! Not so much because of pain, but because I tend to choke and while I slept on my back that ended up quite dangerous a few times. One my side I am able to pull myself up and get expectoration going in a sitting position by myself. That is if I had stayed stubborn about sleeping on my back I probably would no longer be able to live on my own. So sleeping on the side is the better option. Plus it eases pain caused by reflux disease, so it wasn’t too hard for everyone to get me there.

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    1. All I have to worry about is waking up in pain, so I consider myself lucky.
      I need to think about something that keeps me on my side at night though, because my body is stubborn and I mostly end up on my back in the morning. Did you find it easy zu adjust?


      1. To be honest, no, it was not at all easy to adjust. I remember that for the first month or somesuch I could not bear it for more than an hour and frequently sat up in the middle of the night. Eventually I even tried to sleep in a half sitting position to avoid the side. There were a lot of people – i.e. the assistants and the kid – who eventually got me used to the side position with a sort of gentle force. That is they used – with my permission – the Velcroes. If I have to stay in the same physical position for a longer amount of time it is likely that due to my CP I start to kick out without wanting to, it’s the muscles that do it. To avoid that and to avoid me crossing my legs – another thing happening due to the CP – the assistants may apply a Velcro fixation to my upper legs if I tell them to do so for a certain length of time. If you know wheelchair-using people with CP you might have seen something like it, as some people with some form of CP or other disabilties use this. Its not very strong (in my case), I can get out of it any time independently, I just can’t get in on properly by myself, because I usually pull too tight, which can cause injuries I don’t notice. My Velcroes aren’t attached to any certain place or piece of furniture, so we’re flexible where to use them and back then when I wouldn’t stay on my side they would use them to “tie” me to a certain type of leg pillow for as long as I needed it to learn to stay on the side. I still could roll back on my back, but it was really uncomfortable for me attached to that pillow, because I was not longer able to pull up a knee and turn it sidewards, that way I did sleeping on my back, so after a while I stopped wanting to roll back. The good thing now is that I don’t need to hold on to any piece of furniture and pull myself up anymore, finding myself on the side I can just use my arms. Which I am a sure the lamp is grateful for. I still use the pillow, because I like that, but I don’t need the Velcroes anymore. Have you tried a “Seitenschläferkissen”? It wasn’t for me in regards to keeping me on my side, but some people say it helps them..

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    1. Of course we love our sofa most when there’s no place left 😀.
      If I would see strays in the neighborhood I’d try to help, but so far all cats I saw were happy housecats enjoying a stroll outside.


  4. What a precious kitty! My neighbor’s cat goes outside and loves to roll in the street when he sees me. It makes me so nervous, and so I always have treats ready to make him leave the street and come to me instead. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I really relate to your #1, as my kitties and pup all like to join me on the couch. I don’t mind one bit. Have a wonderful week!

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