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Hi. I'm Cleo. After being surrendered at Orange County Animal Services in Chapel Hill, NC I found myself being gawked at by a couple of humans whom I eventually adopted. I let them refer to themselves as "mom" and "dad", and they couldn't have found a better home than one filled with... me.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Touching Toes

 As much as Cleo loves sitting and sleeping on her mom and me, it's that time of year when she prefers to be by herself on a chair or the floor. We take it personally, and she tries to tell us that it's not us, that it's the warmer weather. She says it's not all that uncommon with cats.  Anyway, when she does sit with us she likes to touch something- a hand or forearm, for example.  She was sitting with her mom the other day and I snapped this picture of her just chilling with her paw on her mom's foot.  Is this adorable or what?


Sure, it's likely that she's just stretching out, or she just happens to be sitting that way, but we tell ourselves it's out of love that she does this.  And that makes us happy.

27 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

Cleo, the lover!

Lynn said...

Cleo, of course your mom and dad are right to think you want to
hold paws with them. Right now it has been so hot for the past
10 days, Precious is laying at the top of the open basement stair
well to stay cool instead of laying for 3 hours on me. I miss her
and occasionally pick her up and make her lay down on my legs. She
puts up with it maybe an hour. You of course must stay "in touch"
with your folks.

Sandee said...

It is out of love. So cute. Great shot.

Have a purrfect day, Cleo. My best to your peeps. ♥

Mickey's Musings said...

I love that she wants to put a paw on you two as well <3
Purrs, Julie

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

Better not move your toes as they might be attacked!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo... a door a bull and total lee awesum ! ♥♥♥♥♥☺☺☺

Timmy Tomcat said...

We think Cleo likes touching because I like touching. I always reach out to touch Dad and in bed will grab his hand and pull it over to be next to me. We kitties love our people, yes we do, so you remember it

pilch92 said...

Awww...Cleo is such a sweetie. XO

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is so sweet, Cleo.

The Island Cats said...

Aw, Cleo...you make your humans so happy.

Brian said...

That's a nice touch sweet Cleo! We do the same here, no snuggies when it's too warm!

Summer said...

That is very sweet!

cat9984 said...

We cats don't touch humans unless we love you. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty

ZOOLATRY said...

Yes. It is adorable. A+ adorable, but then that's kind of the way we think of Cleo.

My Mind's Eye said...

I say it is 200% out of Tortie love. We all know cats do what they wanna do when they wanna do it and this is what Queen Cleo wants to do
Hugs cecilia

The Florida Furkids said...

Very sweet!!!!

The Florida Furkids

Katie Isabella said...

Cleo, I touch mommy too. But probably not as often as she would like but pretty often.

The Swiss Cats said...

Awww, that's so sweet ! Purrs

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Cleo! Of course we like to reach out and touch our people! At our house, we know that if we do that, treats are in order later! Plus it makes our Mom smile and when she smiles, we get treats and tidbits!

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Cleo, that is very sweet. I like to keep my feet on my mom too, only she gets cranky when I stretch my claws into her (by mistake, of course!).

Oh, and yes, that is a real thing. It's for electricky people who don't want to fry their computers. We're surprised Mom hasn't done that to hers yet (she doesn't even have a static mat!).

Sasha + Saku said...

Cleo, you've definitely got them wrapped around....or under your paw. Good work!

meowmeowmans said...

Aww, that is adorable, Cleo! Spring weather is always so unpredictable here, and after being in the 90s last week, we're in the high 40s today. As evidence to your point, Ava has been more snuggly the past two days. :)

Basil and The B Team ~ BionicBasil ® said...

Cleo that is so cute!!! Happy weekend sweetie! XX

Ann said...

Yep, I would call that love too

The Indulged Furries said...

Yup, that's adorable!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I miss that. My Cody ALWAYS sat with me, next to me on the armrest of our couch for 13 years. Most of the time he had to be touching me too. Roary likes to sit with me, but it isn't an every day ritual the way it was with Cody. I sure miss my boy.

Darla M Sands said...

The photo sure makes me happy. :)

About This Blog

Created in July 2011 this blog chronicled the everyday life of a well-seasoned, spoiled house panther named Orbit. He was a nearly constant companion for almost 22 years, and ruled our roost until he passed away in December 2014, and the loss of his companionship hit us like a ton of bricks.
After more than 2 years without a live-in feline friend we found this senior Tortie gal at a local shelter and just couldn't leave without her. Cleo certainly came with an abundance of purrsonalitude, and has staked her claim on our hearts and in our home since day one. It took some long, deep thought, but I decided to pick up where Orbit left off and let Cleo tell her stories. Of course from time to time I'll add some non-Cleo posts, but she'll get over it.