Princess, You're Hired

@GardenGerty (100439)
United States
August 14, 2016 7:46am CST
We let Princess stay out late last night. When hubby brought her in, he shut her out of our bedroom, hoping I could sleep in today without a cat alarm clock. Princess would have nothing to do with that idea. She called loudly and made all kinds of noise until she was allowed in the bedroom. First she went to her usual place, the bedside table, but then she came to me. I am having a lot of back pain, but did not want to take a muscle relaxer. I guess she may know I am hurting. Princess came over and crawled up on my side and gave me a kitty massage. I quickly fell asleep. This is the kitty that up until a year ago wanted nothing to do with me.I do not know if she was just making sure I was there, or what, but she did a nice job. Oh, and she didi let me sleep until 5:15 this morning. It is getting better.
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@Annie_C (55)
• United Kingdom
14 Aug 16
That is so sweet! Mine prefers to bite ....
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
15 Aug 16
She used to always bite me. last year she had both a fall and got lost and I believe it changed her personality.
• United Kingdom
15 Aug 16
@GardenGerty that's so sad...I hate when my cat behaves differently to usual, I know he's not feeling too well then....
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
15 Aug 16
@Annie_C Actually in some ways she became more pleasant, bites me less, spends more time with me. The only part I do not like is she gets to meowing loudly at night, or when we are not doing what she thinks we should. Vet says it is old age.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
14 Aug 16
sometimes animals know we arent feeling well, glad she could help! Amused that she has that door closed is the end of the world issues my dogs seem to have
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
15 Aug 16
It has not bothered herall summer but everything was out of routine last night. I was in bed before she was or before Bob was and that just is not right.
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@silvermist (20080)
• India
14 Aug 16
It does seem like Princess knew you were hurting. How are you now?
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
15 Aug 16
My back is still sore. I believe I have sat too much. I know some stretches that I will do and get plenty of good sleep. I am sitting with my feet pulled under me wrong and it strains a muscle. I am sitting too much, as well. Thanks for asking.
@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
14 Aug 16
I don't lock Mr B out of the bedroom. He soon lets me know he wants in and sleeps on the bed until cat breakfast time, a bit before mine!
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
15 Aug 16
The only reason we shut the door at night is to air condition that room effectively. Usually she has free run of the house and chooses where to sleep.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
15 Aug 16
@GardenGerty Some 'experts', say we should lock our pets out of the bedroom as they disturb our sleep patterns. I find them much more distrupted when I follow that advice!
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
15 Aug 16
@Ronrybs Me too. Now she must have been a little cold last night as she was cuddled up behind hubby's legs when I went to bed. Mostly she just lays on a table and watches us and does not disturb at all.
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@Jackalyn (6651)
• Oxford, England
15 Aug 16
Oh she likes you. You are her human. It just took her time to be sure. Now she will stick to you like glue. Love from Freya the Catblog Cat who knows all about this.
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
15 Aug 16
She is twelve years old. Nope, thirteen years old. She holds grudges, the first night I had her I put toxic flea killer on her, she had seizures in the middle of the night and so I was up washing her off at four in the morning. She spent a few days at the vet getting observed and she held it against me for years, preferring husband instead. Now she has it figured out that she belongs to both of us.
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@jaboUK (54507)
• United Kingdom
15 Aug 16
How sweet of her - it may have been coincidence, but they do say that our pets can sense when we are in pain. I hope your back is ok now.
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
15 Aug 16
I am much better today. I need to move around more, mostly and not sit at the computer or in the car as much. I got some solid sleep last night as well.
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@CinnamonGrl (5807)
• Paradise, California
14 Aug 16
I do think they sense when something is wrong. When I had kitties they would gather round me whenever I was sick and purr for me. Of course they like when they can snuggle with you lying down anyway, but the looks they give you make me think they know you're not okay. I slept "late" this morning, it was after 6:30 when I got up. I always get at least my eight hours, but I'm usually asleep early, I'm just not a night owl.
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
15 Aug 16
I get up at five on weekdays. By noon my energy is gone. I can stay up til eleven, but probably 9:30 is optimal for me. When my younger sister lived with me, while fighting cancer years ago, we decided that one of the functions of cats was to bring us naps. In fact, at my house you would observe the cat, any cat, lay in this oval pattern in the area rug, then get up and land on a person who promptly went to sleep. We speculated that the great repository of naps was in that oval and cats were responsible to bring them to various people as they needed them.
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• Paradise, California
15 Aug 16
@GardenGerty Makes sense to me! This morning I slept till 7 and no cats!
@shshiju (10545)
• Cochin, India
17 Aug 16
Oh Lovely kitty and her affection is marvelous.
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
17 Aug 16
Her timing was very good as well.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25889)
• United States
16 Aug 16
Awe, what a sweet kitty.
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
16 Aug 16
She has gotten sweeter as she ages. She is our only child here. A fur baby.
@hostessman (9590)
• Tucson, Arizona
15 Aug 16
you never know about pets, they can be so lovey dovey at time and very independent at other times
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
15 Aug 16
She is getting older and that has changed her personality.
@Corbin5 (109599)
• United States
14 Aug 16
She probably does know you are hurting and thus, the kitty massage. I bet that kitty is going to be your constant companion as time goes by. She is a beautiful kitty cat!
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
15 Aug 16
I figure she does. I am sure the inflammation gives off heat. i also was out of the routine she has gotten used to , so she had to make sure I was there.
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• Aberdeen, Scotland
14 Aug 16
She's lovely, hope your back gets better soon.
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
15 Aug 16
I so seldom have back issues. I am fortunate. I also think I know how I am causing this problem.
@ms1864 (6977)
• Bangalore, India
14 Aug 16
this is really sweet. I do think your princess could tell that you were hurting. You know, i read somewhere, that a cats purr has healing powers? or it was believed in ancient times. Hope you are feeling better.
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@GardenGerty (100439)
• United States
15 Aug 16
I am better today, thanks. I know that both cats and dogs can tell when your blood sugar falls to dangerous levels. i am also sure she knew I needed to relax and get comfortable.
@MALUSE (41281)
• Germany
15 Aug 16
This cat seems to have psychic powers!
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@Haffie34 (67)
• United Kingdom
15 Aug 16
Kitty love