Cats Who Love Too Much

by kelly

Handsome, purring Jim

Originally uploaded by Koog Family

If anyone out there has the time and the inclination to write a book with the above title, please contact me about my cat, Jim.

This cat loves me too much. (Can’t you just see that dewey spark in his eye?). And sometimes, it’s a little hard to take.

Like on those nights, such as last night, on which he chooses to express his devotion by errupting in endless mad purring sessions, while walking all around my pillow as I’m trying to sleep.

It’s hard enough, as a very pregnant lady, to get adequate sleep at night without this little guy robbing me of my Zs.

Before Emma was born, I worried that between newborn care and Jim’s nighttime antics, I wouldn’t sleep all night.  It turns out though, that Jim keeps his distance when there’s a baby in our bed – he’s afraid of little people.  So at least I won’t have to worry about the midnight purring mania while the baby-on-the-way is very little. 

When Jim was younger, he would often startle me awake, usually around dawn, by biting my sleeping, unsuspecting ear.  Luckily, those days are mostly behind us. 

I can’t help it that both of our cats love me so much.

I really am their favorite of the household. I try to tell myself that this is some kind of cosmic proof that I am a good and sincere person.

But sometimes, when I wake up in my bed, and really need to turn over to the other side, and I find myself in the middle of a cat “sandwich” – one cat snuggled tightly against either side of me – I wonder if maybe it would be better if the little guy and gal were just a little less fond of their old ‘cat mama.’

2 Responses to “Cats Who Love Too Much”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Boy, do I hear you!!! I evitably have at least one cat sleeping on my pillow or beside me while the other is at my feet or beside me. I am constantly pushing a cat off of the bed. When not sleeping, I can’t go 5 minutes without a cat somewhere near me or on me. Last night I was sitting on the couch with my laptop. I looked up and all 3 cats were surrounding me. Sometimes it is too much! I love that they love me, and I love them, but space is something I cherish and rarely get.

  2. Kelly Says:

    I knew I couldn’t be the only one in the world with this issue. Luckily, Jim has calmed down a bit in past days (which just means he still wakes me up at night – but less)….