May 10th 2012 11:47 pm
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may 13 will be mothers' day this year – no news. human and i recently talked a lot about my mommy. i think it's a good moment to eventually thank my mom for everything she did for me. the more since human promised to stay away from pooter and desk and all that stuff for the whole weekend ahead. happy mother's day - whoever you spend it with!
it's nearly 8 years that we last saw each other. 8! can you believe that! and because with a 90° turn 8 is the sign for eternity (infinity) i want to tell you that your little girl hasn't forgotten you. i won't ever. i thank you so much. even the mean person is aware what a great success you had in educating me. believe it or not, but whenever i forget – she reminds me and i know she wishes she could have met you…
…have chosen the perfect daddy for me! everybody likes the red anger wrinkles on my forehead (although some call it an incomplete tabby-M) and human adores the thousands of reds i likely have to thank daddy's gene pool.
…gave me belly massages when i was still a blind kitten with round ears. i remember those massages whenever i allow human to rub my belly and purr my lungs out.
...understood my smooth kitten "m-ouw"s. kittens and mommies develop their own language. that happens a billion times - but still is so unique. i hope you don't mind that today i share our language with human. sometimes. when she was exceptionally sweet to me.
…taught me that i should keep distance to humans unless they've proven that i can trust them. so far only my personal staff is worth my affection – and she appreciates that i am a wise and observing cat.
…told me that we cats are supposed to rule. i have learnt that lesson, be sure! i do not only have my own person firmly under control, nobody may enter my home without my permission. i watch d-o-g-things and other creatures outside to make sure they won't revolt. and i even chased away unwelcome jerks last year.
…taught me the real values in life. "ignore the dumb before you waste too much time", was one of your rules. oh, and how i ignore most bipeds! "be nice when you meet someone nice", was another of your rules. i do my best to find out who is nice and who's not worth my or human's respect. i help human to sort out the unworthy ones.
mama, i do my best to be a cat you'd like to have around if we were still living together. out there in the suburbs of the big city where i was born and where we spent the first summer of my life together. i have adopted a human who does her best to respect me. i had the choice, back in shelter. "plush and luxury" or "humor and imagination" – and i have decided against being lazy and slowly. i challenge the human's creativity to invent new kittytainment all the time. sometimes i applaud for her ideas, sometimes i tell her to intensify her efforts. see, mama? now it's me who educates a simple mind – and i am even loyal although she's ugly and furless. the generosity of a real royal, right?!
i love you, mama, and i hope you'd be proud of me if you could read this and watch my life.
your kitten of love
What a wonderpurr tribute to your mother, Ishtar! I wish I could remember my mother, but it's all sort of hazy. Meow, well, I have human purrents now, and I think of them all the time. . . .
athena, i hardly remember mom's look or moves... but i discussed with human that a lot of habits that are substantial for my purrsonality must come from my very early days as feral girl. in fact it's human who uses to remind me that mama was wonderful and did a great job ;)
What a thoughtful letter to your cat-mom !
This is a thoughtful letter, Ishtar. Thank you fur sharing it with us.