Tuesday, November 1, 2016

It's The Little Things: A Purring Lap Cat

As my longtime readers know, the most amazing man in the world and I have two cats. Both of them rescues from the local humane society. The one in the photo below is named Mocha, although I rarely call her that. I use a few other cute and somewhat silly nicknames, which she actually responds to. I'm surprised she isn't messed up about that considering every couple of years I change her nicknames.


Anyhow, every morning after she's done with her breakfast, she comes over to where I am, jumps on my lap, snuggles up against me and purrs up a storm. Every. Single. Morning. Like she's thanking me for feeding her, caring for her. I've never had a cat do this before; it's the most amazing thing. When she'd done showing her gratitude, she can be found doing this:

The marathon snooze after a hearty meal.

Incidentally, my other cat never ever shows any gratitude after I feed her in the morning. I am here, after all, to serve her.

46 comments:

  1. Sweet!
    I miss having a cat and I miss their personalities.

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    1. Get one, Jim! There are so many in shelters waiting for a loving home.

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  2. We have two cats too. They're just the most amazing pets. They're brothers and came to us as kittens years ago.

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    1. Aw, that is sweet. How nice that they got to stay together.

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  3. Mocha is beautiful--I love her markings! I bet you soak up every bit of that purring and love. :-)You know what I think of cats. <3

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    1. I do, Tina. She was somewhat feral when we got her and I've worked very hard to bring her to this level of trust. She adores me as much as I adore her.

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  4. She is so cute! What a great feeling that must be to have her purr in your lap :) She looks quite content sleeping too :)

    betty

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    1. It is a great feeling, Betty. She's a real sweetie.

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  5. I've never had cats. However, my dog shows her gratitude for having been fed by wiping her face alongside the sofa.

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  6. It's nice one of your cats is so appreciative.

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  7. That first photo is stunning.
    It's nice that she is appreciative!

    All the best Jan

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  8. She is absolutely beautiful, Martha...just look at her gorgeous green eyes!!!
    I love that your cats are rescue cats. You and "the most amazing man in the world" are caring people~

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    1. Jan, I wouldn't have it any other way. There are so many beautiful cats waiting in shelters. I wish I could bring them all home!

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  9. Awwwww. She is thanking you! We have a tabby that looks exactly like your cat (as tabbies do) but he is not a lap cat. It took him a few years to even start purring. I miss having a lap cat (our old grey Nelly was the perfect lap cat). The sleeping pose is a familiar one! Is your other cat a tabby? -Jenn

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    1. Nope. Our other cat is black. No other markings; none. She is pure black and absolutely gorgeous. She has the sleek/long/slim body and pointy face of a Siamese. She's our mini panther.

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  10. she is adorable, funny how they have such different personalities.

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  11. Love that second photo--what a pose! Glad she gives you some love and attention. Our indoor cat, Princess looks strikingly like Mocha. She sits on my lap most in the winter if she's cold! And I do appreciate having a lap warmer on those days.

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    1. They are wonderful lap warmers! Sometimes my legs overheat with Mocha on them :)

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  12. I thought we were here to serve the entire cat kingdom!

    Cutie!

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    1. We are, Gail! But every now and then one of them forgets to be 'uppity' :)

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  13. Some cats can be pretty uppity.

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  14. And....don't you forget it Martha! Hahaha!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  15. Rescue pets seem to know that they have been rescued. They show their love and appreciation in such wonderful ways.

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    1. That may be, Wenda. It's certainly true with this kitty.

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  16. That's one beautiful cat, and appreciative at that.

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  17. My two cats do the same and are completely unapologetic about it. I love them more than most people I know.

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    1. Cats are very special. For those of us who love them, we can see the unique personalities.

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  18. Mocha is my favorite type of cat. I love her markings and that gorgeous sweet face. You picked a great one! Your photo is very special too!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. She is extremely special! I love that she has learned to trust me so much.

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  19. Mocha is beautiful and she sounds very sweet.

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  20. It's always nice to have a friendly cat. THat's why I've always been more of a dog person. Very rare to find a dog that doesn't just love their master

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  21. Mocha is precious. I love cats and am amused by their little personalities. Very sweet.

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  22. I miss my cat and wish I could get one, or two. But alas, not much point while I'm in the place and situation I'm in.

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    1. I understand. I spent many years without cats until we finally got the two we have now. The time had to be right and so did our situation.

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