How Does Your Cat Show Affection?Published September 2, 2010
Ok! I will readily admit when I am talking about our cats, I often lose my sense of objectivity. I am frequently prone to talk about them a lot, and once, was even accused by a dear cat veterinarian friend that I am addicted to kitties. Meow Culpa!
But I am sure you understand that it is difficult to be owned by two such handsome, intelligent, and affectionate felines, who have delightful senses of humor, and resist running off at the fingertips about them at times. So please forgive my occasional bursts of bragging and be gentle with me.
While my love affair with both my cats is a constant in my life, each of them demonstrates their affection towards me uniquely. Hush Puppy, wearing a huge grin, plops in my lap and snuggles his body as closely to me as possible. He rests his head securely on my leg while he softly purrs himself to sleep.
Hubble, on the other hand prefers communicating his love verbally. He enjoys accompanying me around the house, brushing his body against my legs, keeping up a constant monologue with his meows, trills, and chirps while looking up at me adoringly with his beautiful big blue eyes, which follow my every move.
But what I most enjoy about Hubble's extensive repertoire of affection is his penchant for "shampooing" my hair whenever I am sprawled on the couch watching television. As far as I am concerned, since his scalp massages are so incredibly relaxing, the only downside to this bit of bonding behavior is I fall asleep immediately, missing the endings of many programs. Oh well, there is always "on demand" to remedy this problem, and it's much safer than taking a sleeping pill.
So I got to wondering if the gift that Hubble so often bestows upon me is uncommon. And while I was cogitating on the issue, I must have been sending out some rather loud vibrations which were quickly received by a psychically gifted friend. Bless her - she must have forwarded it with great affection in order to put my mind at ease.
However, I seriously doubt I will bother to share this video with Hubble. Mind you I am not stingy, but I worry he might attempt some of the moves the featured kitty is demonstrating. They definitely appear somewhat painful, don't you think?
Enjoy this hilarious short video, which inspired my ramblings, uploaded to YouTube by Cheezburger.
Purrhaps its title could be "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow?" Leave a comment and tell us what you think.
Photo credit: Hubble by Jo Singer