Hi. I’m MacKenzie.
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.
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!
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!
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!!