I know you're still mad at me and you haven't been talking to me or playing with me for three days now but I want you to know that clawing your hand was only my way of saying "Enough!"
I know you were only trimming my nails, brushing me and trying to help get the litter out of my fur- even I don't know why I fling the stuff around the way I do in that damn box- when you got to my tail area. If I could talk I would've said "Okay mom, that's close enough. If you don't stop I'm gonna get mad."
I'm sorry I hurt you, but please know I didn't mean to. I miss you playing with me. I miss your lap. I miss the thrill of watching you think you're getting me to exercise and move around by making me chase that ball-on-a-string thingy.
Dad's leaving for Minnesota to see the kids and grand-kids tomorrow and he'll be gone for a few days, and it'll be awfully quiet and sad around here while he's gone if you don't forgive me. I was looking forward to some girl time, you know, just me and you.
I'm real sorry, and I hope those marks heal quickly. I was only trying to tell you I didn't like what you were doing. I suppose we can blame dad since he gets a little rough with me sometimes and doesn't know when to lighten up with the patting, back scratching and belly rubbing. Can we say it's his fault and just be mad at him while he's gone?
I miss the mom who likes me on her lap, who plays with me and talks to me, and who doesn't mind feeding me and cleaning up after me. Can you forgive me?
We're still getting to know each other, learn what we like and don't like and know what works and what doesn't. But I know this- I've already been spoiled beyond belief since I've been with you guys. I mean it. I love you, mom, and I hope you'll forgive me soon.