Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dear Mom, I'm Sorry

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.  

                                    Cleo

                           

11 comments:

Punapippuri said...

Aw Cleo, how could she resist ? Surely not. Surely you'll be purring on her lap and smiling smugly as you glimpse the scars.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo my stars girl from one feline to the next I know without even knowing your mom that she forgives you and she wont stay mad long at all and if she does just remind her that while dad IS gone its girls night out and day time to and after all you've got his charge card so a trip to the spa will surely make the claw marks disappear and then a trip to the handbag store ALWAYS make one feel better and a trip to the bank to put cash money into the newly purchased handbag is a must so after your mom hears these great tips and any other you offer her she cant stay mad plus because it's against the law .....hugs from dai$y queen of the run on sentence ♥♥

Eastside Cats said...

Cleo, here's hoping that your momma comes around soon!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That was such a heartfelt apology that no one could be so mean as to not forgive you.

Summer said...

Cleo, I know you didn't mean to hurt your human... I hope she finally understands.

The Island Cats said...

Cleo, we know you didn't mean to hurt your mom...we know she'll come around soon.

William's Kith & Kin said...

We know your mom understands that sometimes things happen. Caroline gets all mad if our mom brushes her too close to the tail too, and she bites! And about that litter in your fur? That happened all the time with our bro William--he was like a litter magnet! One time when he went to the cat fix-it place, a tech thought he had bad dandruff--and our mom had brushed him just before he went!

Just Ducky said...

Mum's have to learn we do have our limits.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Oh my girl don't you know you have Mom wrapped around your paw. She is just being a bit wary as she has to rethink how you two get along. Tell you what, next time she walks by go over and rub along her ankles. Then when she sits hop up next to her. Very slowly go closer. You will be lapping in no time
Miss Fitz

Brian said...

I sur hope the Mom forgivs you soon, that's no fun for either of tou.

The Whiskeratti said...

Yeah, they get a lil bit cranky when you scratch them... They are so fragile.