Hi everyone, it’s Allegra! It’s been a while since I got to write something here. I’ve been too busy keeping my sister Ruby in line, and making sure Mom takes breaks from work. Let me tell you, between the two of them – it can get exhausting.
If you’re wondering what’s harder – keeping an eye on Ruby, or making sure that Mom relaxes enough – well, I’d have to say it’s getting Mom to relax. I will never understand why humans have such a hard time with this concept of just hanging out, just being. I can sit for hours, either staring into space, or sleeping, and let me tell you, it feels really really wonderful!
Sometimes, I even resort to sitting in Mom’s lap to get her to relax. It seems to be the most effective way to get her to sit still. I can tell that she loves when I do it, because no matter what she’s doing, she stops doing it, and her whole body feels like it’s smiling. And since I don’t sit in her lap very often, I know she won’t get up until I’m ready to leave. We’ve had some lovely times just being together like that. It’s a very special time for us.
I will say, though, that Mom is getting better about the whole just hanging out thing. She turns the computer off after dinner each evening now, and she plays with us, and then reads or watches tv. And ever since she started doing that, she’s been sleeping better, which also helps Ruby and me, because the less tossing and turning on Mom’s part, the better we sleep, too!
I know that getting humans to just hang out can be a big job, but as cats, it’s our responsibility to make sure that they understand how important it is.
Do your kitties make sure you spend time just hanging out?