Can’t it Wait Until Moring?
By Princess Cat
Humans are the strangest creatures, don’t you think? Take my Mum for example. During the day, when I mostly just sleep and eat, Mum’s up. She’s writing things. She’s watching TV. She’s taking my doggy sister Fanta for a walk. She’s just constantly doing stuff when it’s sleeping time! Then at night, when it’s time to play, she and Fanta just both go to bed.
Sometimes, at night I need things, and it’s really hard to wake Mum up.
The other night, I had to cry pitifully for such a long time to wake her up. I cried and cried. Finally she woke up.
“Want to come up for a snuggle?” She asked.
I just cried.
“Has your fluffy mouse stopped moving? Do you need me to throw it along the hallway again, so you think it’s alive and will play with it?”
I cried some more and led her to the bathroom.
“Errrkkkk! What a smell! Someone, probably you, has pooped in your litter tray and you want it scooped, right?”
I rubbed against her leg, to tell her she was right.
“And you really think this couldn’t have waited until morning?”
I was a shocked kitty. Imagine just leaving a litter tray unscooped until morning!
Mum cleaned up my tray for me, grumbled a bit and went back to bed.
I went to play with my fluffy mouse for a while, thinking I really should have got her to shake it and throw it for me. Then I remembered something important! I had forgotten to thank Mum for cleaning up the litter tray! I couldn’t have her thinking I was an impolite kitty.
So I went back to the bedroom and yowled and yowled until Mum woke up again.
“What is it now?” She asked.
I put my head in her hand and snuggled, to say thank you. Mum rubbed my head and gave me some scritches. Then she said, “Are we all right now? Can I go back to sleep? Can this wait until morning?”
I purred, gave her one more smooch and went happily back to my mouse.
I played for a bit more, and then thought, I really loved Mum, even if she did want to be boring and sleep through play time. I really needed to tell her how much I loved her.
So I leapt up on the bed, burrowed my head into her face for a bit, then turned around, assumed sphinx position on her chest with my rump tucked under her chin.
Mum stroked me a bit, and then said, “I like snuggles too, but couldn’t this have waited until morning?” What a silly human she is! She was being so silly, that I sat on her head and looked out of the window for the rest of the night.
See you next time,