MacKenzie Speaks: The Mother of Cats Came Home!

Hi. I’m MacKenzie.

Cat neglect is an ugly thing. Look at how weak I appear…

I have had the worst week ever. I was abandoned alone in the house ALL WEEK with only Yellow Boy for company. Yellow Boy is boring; he doesn’t really count as company. His idea of a good time is digging tunnels in the laundry basket and sleeping on the shoes in the closet. <sigh>

So, alone. Inside. Stale food and old boring toys. Without even the minimum level of stimulation that a cat of my intellect requires… The worst part of being abandoned… no COOKIES!!!

That darn squirrel in the back yard has been laughing at me through the window for days.

Finally, late last night, she returned. I helped myself to cookies while she unpacked the car.

That’s right, the Mother of Cats has returned home. We slept on top of her all night so she couldn’t get away again. She brought us new toys, groomed our fur until it was glossy, and let us out to play in the yard again this morning. That squirrel and I had a little chat; he won’t be teasing me through the window for awhile!

Yellow Boy was so glad to get back outside. Hmm… I wonder why he felt an urgent need to sharpen his claws? I only chased him a little bit while we were left alone. Hey, I was bored!!

Today she did the laundry, took a nap, caught up on mail and let me help her knit in the afternoon. Look what she found on the doorstep this morning when she got the mail!

Yarn and Candy
Someone sent her a package of yarn and candy!

She really got a little teary when she found the package. The Mother of Cats can get a little emotional sometimes. Me, I was fighting back tears myself when I saw there wasn’t a catnip mouse for me in the package… Humans! Maybe she’ll let me play with the yarn. It really is a lovely color and will go so nicely with my fur.

How good it is to have things return to normal again.

I’m such a good boy.

Can I have some cookies now?


Notes from the Mother of Cats:

My family has transitioned from acute health emergencies to a routine of long term cancer treatment for my older son, and chronic condition management for everyone else. There is still a long road ahead of us, but we are dealing.

The wonderful package of yarn and candy came from fellow blogger Sharon of Creativity and Family. The yarn is Sharon’s own hand dyed yarn (Inspirational Yarns) and is so wonderful that I really did get tears in my eyes. Thank you so much, Sharon. What a burst of sunshine in what has been a very dark time. If you would like a burst of sunshine for yourself you can find Sharon’s fabulous yarn in her shop on Etsy.

No, I did not let MacKenzie eat all of those kitty cookies!!

Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.

15 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: The Mother of Cats Came Home!”

  1. Aww MacKenzie, I’m so sorry I forgot to send you some treats, I was in such a hurry to send the yarn off! If there’s another time I’ll try better!. I’m so glad your cat mamma is feeling better and was pleased with the yarn. Give her a big hug from me! Sharon

    1. MacKenzie: She is so much better she chased us today with the vacuum. She’s not getting any hugs after that!

      Mother of Cats: Ha! I took a nap afterwards with a heating pad on my knees and he slept the whole time on top of my legs purring in his sleep.

  2. Happy to hear you are home!

    How sweet of Sharon! I follow her blog, too. The little, unexpected kindnesses are the most wonderful, especially when you are going through hell.

    Sending prayers!

    1. Sharon is such an inspiration; she also has a pesky autoimmune disease (lupus) and just keeps on going with such an upbeat attitude. The yarn was a wonderful find when I got home. I’m amazed that she does so much.

      I added the link to Sharon’s shop today. She does have some cute stuff!

  3. Wonderful post, MacKenzie! I’m sure a lesser cat wouldn’t have survived. Thank goodness you and Yellow Boy made it. Probably best to keep a body part over the Mother of Cats at all times to make sure she doesn’t get away again anytime soon. 😉

    1. She is a slippery one, but we’re keep a close watch on her. Yellow Boy hid the car keys in the potted palm; that boy is boring, but he’s not stupid. Good advice about the body parts. >^..^<

  4. This was so sweet. Kitties! I am allergic (sadly), but I ❤ all the cats I have ever met. I hope your son is doing OK through all of this–so sorry to hear he is ill. Sending good thoughts your way!

    1. Thanks. I have this photogenic cat who is constantly in my business… I decided to use his “voice” to talk about my life and projects from time to time. It’s fun, and it keeps me from the trap of just talking about slowly growing knitting projects. 🙂

  5. Even though poor MacKenzie and Yellow were unhappy with you being gone so long, it seems they were very happy to see you and are not holding a grudge or putting a guilt trip on you by ignoring you. It is GREYT to be loved!!!

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