Thursday, July 11

Mama Kat Thursday: Morning Ritual

The Mama Kat Challenge today is to:
" Write a 12 line post."



Morning Ritual
She presses her damp nose against my eyelid, purring loudly.

Somehow she's figured out "eyes open" equals "awake."

If I don't respond, she throws herself above my head on the pillow and starts rubbing her head back and forth against mine, still purring loudly.

If that doesn't work, she leaps off the bed, thunders down the hall, then back again, landing on me just long enough to launch herself off the bed again.

When that fails, she takes a delicate paw and tries to tap my face.

I cover my face with a pillow.

If any fingers are sticking out she'll lick them and give them a little nibble, forcing me to suck them back under the covers.

Sometimes, when all else fails, she'll post herself at the far end of the house in a hallway where she can echo and wail her plight as a starving waif.

Finally, it's time to get up and she prances around my feet, meowing.

I scoop out her daily portion of canned cat food onto a paper dessert plate.

As soon as she sees the plate, she excitedly rushes to stand behind her food dish, waiting for me to put it on the floor, then gobbles up it greedily.

When I turn around, I see she's settled into the warm bed I just vacated.
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4 comments:

Rachel @the house redeemed said...

Visiting from Mamma Kat's!! I'm so allergic to cats, but this one seems pretty special :)

De Keimach said...

I have two and I wish my mornings were as poetic as you have described!! Ha ha ha =^..^=

Mama Kat said...

Cats just run the place with their sassy little attitudes and I love them for it.

Dyanne @ I Want Backsies said...

I expected to read, "As soon as she sees the plate, she excitedly runs up to it, sniffs it, turns her kitty nose up, and flounces away." Because when I had a cat that ate canned food (I got wise with subsequent cats and they get dry food only), he was just as likely to sneer at what I gave him as he was to gobble it up.

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