Psst… Purr-a-medic at work here!
Unfortunately my husband’s germs found me as well. I really can’t remember when I coughed so much the last time.
When my husband was at work, our pets took good care of me. Sam barked loudly at everyone who came near the house, Janet tried to make me join her on the couch (“Here, pat my tummy! This will make you feel better in no time!”).
But of course Jackie stayed closest to me. Feeling her purring up a storm on my stomach had healing powers. And she is very patient with me, staying for hours by my side. So it’s no surprise I already feel much better!
Jackie may be fiercely independent, but she also wants to be near her humans – especially when we settle down at a comfy place, like the bed or the couch.
When I was depressed and stayed in bed for days, she stayed with me and comforted me with her patient purring. Now I stay in the living room with the pack most evenings. And Jackie follows me there as well. When I move too much, she makes sure I stay put – with her claws, if I don’t listen 😀.
Once more I show you a very relaxed Jackie. That’s not new, she is a pro at taking naps. Interesting is what happened next to her.
I sat down on the sofa, and Jackie chose to lay down on my right. A few minutes later Sam, our shepherd mix, very slowly and carefully joined us on my left… I was a bit worried, because Sam sometimes is jealous of Jackie. Believe it or not, this little cat is so self confident, she refuses to back off… And Jackie doesn’t like to share, so I was quite sure she wouldn’t allow Sam to stay on the couch.
But nothing happened. Maybe Jackie was in a generous mood, or she knew Sam would just stay on his side of the couch. Anyway, I enjoyed cuddling with both of them. It was very peaceful.
What I learned from this: Our cat is still able to surprise me, even if we have been living together for over fourteen years now 🙂
We had a few really rainy days here. Jackie of course still insists on her daily strolls outside. If we are away, she can hide under the terrace if heavy rains fall. And of course she hears immediately if someone is at the door, then she gives us a look like that on the picture: “Human, were have you been so long?!”’
This picture was taken this morning during one of our many cuddling sessions. My husband feeds Jackie and the dogs before he leaves for work, and if the weather is bad (it is raining today) Jackie joins me when her stomach is full.
What I like most about these precious moments is how we trust each other. We both feel absolutely safe. What a wonderful way to start a day!
Jackie likes to lay down on important technical devices as remote controls, phones or my computer mouse (we still haven’t figured out why 🤔). Then she watches us frantically searching for them and looking everywhere. Even a ringing phone beneath her belly won’t startle her! When we finally realize what is going on and make her move, she doesn’t even try to look ashamed 😁.
Yes, there are dogs on this picture as well, but it tells a heartwarming story:
Our cat Sammy had a persistent UTI during the last months of her life. The dogs felt she wasn’t well and tried to help by sharing their warm dog blanket with her. Sammy seemed to like it! A wonderful example of friendship.