An Extra Special Bond
We all love our cats. Whether you have a single cat, multiple cats, or a whole feral or rescue colony, we all love every single one of our cats. But is there a kitty in your life thats extra special and do you have an extra special bond with that kitty? I know I do with my Samantha. I love and adore all three of my girls, but Samantha and I have a deeper bond than with the others. I never thought I'd ever be this close to a cat, but I'm very honored that she'd pick me.
The first day we met, was at the local SPCA. She was actually the very last cat we looked at out of at least 50 cats, and we had other ideas of individuals to bring home with us. I started petting her, and she purred instantly, closing her eyes, and really getting into the chin scratchies. My boyfriend came over and I stopped petting her to talk to him...and a few seconds later I have a little furry head laying on my arm, purring very loudly. So I pet her again, and stopped. Again, she moved closer, put her head on my arm, and begged for pets. This happened a third time, and I knew no other cat in that building mattered...we adopted her right then and there.
In the just over 7 months we've had the pleasure of owning her, she's continued to show just how much she loves me. She's my constant shadow, my housework helper, and my sleeping buddy. If I get sick, she's right there to take care of me, lying real close and quiet. If I leave the house for a smoke, to go to work, to get the mail, she cries. She cries so loudly, I can hear her outside my apartment with all the windows closed. She will continue to cry for about 5 minutes, until she either realizes that I've gone to work or run a long errand and no amount of crying is going to get me back until I come home, or if she has visual confirmation that I haven't gone anywhere (and then she yells at me for leaving once I get back in, haha). She misses me is the thing...so much that the second I walk in the door, she comes running from wherever she is, and has to yell at me for being gone, before rubbing herself all over me and wanting to be picked up for kisses (both hers and mine).
Every night she cuddles up in her favorite spot by my shoulder in bed, and in the morning she wakes me up with a soft cheek rub and a loud purr, and she snuggles with me until it's time to get up for their breakfasts. She also purrs louder when she's with me (my boyfriend points it out all the time, lol), and when she lays next to me, she'll just purr...I don't have to touch her, she just sits there and purrs (my boyfriend points this out all the time too! I think he's jealous, hehe.). I'm also allowed to pet her in places that anyone else would get bit at, such as her back legs and belly...she just purrs when I do it and rolls on her back for more. She's very vocal too, and she loves to have conversations with me.
Do you have a special friendship with your cat, and if so how long has it been going on? Did it start from day one, or did it take time to grow?