Newbies - a message from your cat

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Sue and Oliver (GA), Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. Sue and Oliver (GA)

    Sue and Oliver (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009

    Dear Mom,

    I know it's only been a couple of days, but there are a few things I'd like to tell you.

    First of all, you really do have to calm down, because you're stressing me out.

    Please at least let me get all the way out of the litter box before you start to inspect it.

    Don't stare at me while I'm eating. It makes me nervous. I need a little privacy please.

    You really don't have to follow me from one room to the next. I'm not doing anything that I haven't done a million times before. I'm still trying to catch those pesky fish that live behind the glass. I'm chasing the dust bunnies under your desk. I'm waiting to catch Libby (drooler) off guard so I can smack her and run. I'm doing all those catly things I've always done. I don't need a perpetual audience.

    Just because I'm sleeping, doesn't mean that you need to wake me up and check on me every five minutes. I'm a cat. I sleep.

    I feel hot because I've been lying in my favorite sunny spot in the office. Yes, that really is the only reason.

    I know it would make you feel better if I slept in your bed with you, but it wouldn't make me feel better. I've never done that before, so it would feel funny to start doing it now. Besides, I really like my bed. I've had it a long time, you know.

    It doesn't mean that something is wrong with me just because I don't want to play. Don't you remember the rules? When you want to play with me, I want to ignore you and treat you with disdain. I want to play with you when you are reading the newspaper or attempting to drink your first cup of coffee. This has always worked for us, so why would I want to
    change that now? So if I don't want to play with you, it doesn't necessarily mean that I don't feel good. It means that I'm just being the Rainbow I've always been.

    Stop lecturing (boyfriend) every time you leave the house for five minutes. He has read everything you have. He was there at the vet's when you picked me up. He knows all the signals/symptoms of hypo, and he knows what to do. He knows where the syrup is. How could he not, since it's now in every room in the house. Remember when you told me that you would trust him with your life? Well trust him with mine. He loves you, and he won't let anything happen to me.

    You know that pounding headache you've had since last Sunday? It might go away if you'd chill out just a little bit.

    And lastly, every single sound I make need not be analyzed for meaning. Just because I speak to you, it doesn't mean I'm sick or hurting or getting ready to go hypo. I've always been a very vocal kitty. Sometimes a meow really is just a meow.

    Your Sugar Cat


    Written by Laura and Rainbow. We couldn't agree more with its sentiment.
  2. dmartini4

    dmartini4 Well-Known Member

    Nov 6, 2010
    Thank you for the smile, it has been awhile!
  3. KristenP&Sam

    KristenP&Sam Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    This is pretty awesome and so funny because it's true! Why didn't someone make me read this a few weeks ago? lol
  4. Pam & Alley

    Pam & Alley Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    Thank you, Sue, I forget this sometimes!

    Pam & Alley
  5. hollyall

    hollyall Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Have a newly diagnosed kitty and feeling all the stress and uncertainty you described. Thanks!
  6. Jen & Squeak

    Jen & Squeak Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    This post originated YEARS ago from a very lovely girl, and it was posted more frequently back then...I'm very glad that it has been resurrected!
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    funny how that applies all over again 4 years later with the simple (LOL) switch of insulin! :lol:
  8. mccat2

    mccat2 Member

    Dec 30, 2010
    Thanks so much for that. I thought I was getting a little crazy and I know that Sampson truly thinks I'm nuts since his Hypo incident in November. There are times that I even make him walk for me to ensure that he's doing okay. Sammy thanks you too, I am going to try & relax.

    Vicki & Sampson
  9. Lisa Isabelle

    Lisa Isabelle New Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Oh my goodness...This is so me! I am guilty of all that you listed. Thanks for making me feel normal again! Now I know I'm not the only one.
  10. BooBoo Kitty

    BooBoo Kitty Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    Hahaha! I can sooo relate!!! :lol:
  11. Fluffmiester

    Fluffmiester Member

    Jan 6, 2011
    That is so true. That was me yesterday. I love it. :lol:
  12. jacko

    jacko New Member

    Jan 30, 2011
    What a wonderful reminder! I am new to this forum though I have had a diabetic cat for a year now. As I read through some posts, I realize there is still more I have to learn.
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