September 26th 2012 10:39 pm
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When mum came home from work yesterday she picked me up for a cuddle.
"Toby," she said. "I've had a hectic strssed day and I need a cuddle."
I did not wish to be cuddled and I said so. "I had a hectic strssed day too. Put me down!"
She did put me back on the floor but wanted to know just how I had managed to get hectic and stressed.
"You didn't rub my tummy when I first rolled over this morning and I had to ask several times for breakfast and that's stressful - and I have a busy daily schedule of naps, Josie training and looking out of the window to do while you're out."
She didn't look as convinced by this explanation as I had hoped and it seemed a good idea to take a stroll outdoors just then.
When I came back in I could hear something odd- birdsong indoors. Right - I would get those feathery monsters if they thought they could invade my territory. But I couldn't find them and mum admitted she had put on her plinky plonk relaxy CD and it has birdsong on it. That might have relaxed her but it didn't do anything for my nerves.
Hopefully we'll all have a more calm day today.
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Why do the humans always want to snuggle when they're stressed?
I don't know why your mum didn't seem convinced that you were as stressed as SHE was! Kitties get stressed too. We have a LOT of responsibilities when they are gone at work...a household does NOT run itself! Running the house takes lots of purrlanning. Making purrlans is always stressful. Was today more calming?
Love and Purrs,
You want to talk stress - I have to live with the husband!
Not feeding you on time and not giving you a tummy rub are two grounds for getting stressed. Being on parent watch is another reason to stress cats are meant to be relaxed by nature but it doesn't always work out that way. We just stress about different things to our humans and things they will never understand.
I love to snuggle! But the other two aren't that good at it.