Thursday, February 03, 2011

A Momentous Event!


I've lived here in New Hampster with Mom for 1,643 days (that's four years, five months, twenty-eight days and twenty-two hours).

Yesterday, Wednesday February 2, 2011 a very momentous event occurred.

I sat in Mom's lap for the very first time.

Not walked across it. Not stood on it, but curled up and made myself comfortable.

I might even do it again sometime, but I don't think I'll wait sixty-eight million four hundred seventy-nine thousand three hundred twenty-five sleeps before I do it again.


The details: Mom didn't make a sound (if she coughs when I am sitting next to her I jump away). She didn't squee, she didn't wiggle, she just petted me and told me I was wonderful. I'm pretty sure she was smiling. She did look around for the camera, but it was in another room (heh.) I stayed in her lap about five minutes while Mom petted me and gave me scritches. Some noise
startled me, and I jumped off.


Oh, and, this is what it looked like after the snow stopped falling yesterday afternoon.

29 comments:

Megan said...

Millie - I'm not sure that even "momentous" covers this dramatic turn of events. It's sensational news. Do tell: what caused you to give lap sitting a whirl? Did you enjoy it? What did you mom say - did she squee with delight? How long did the lap sitting last? What was the best thing about it?

We're gonna hold the front page for this - it's ginormous news. Congratulations. I hope your mom is right tickled!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Poppy Q said...

Wow - bigggggggggggggg news. I do that to my mum occasionally, so she lets me have temptations when I visit her lap, and it encourages me to do it more.

smooches to my lap loving friend

Poppy Q

Bubbles, Madness and Trouble said...

Oh Wow Millie! Your Mom's patience paid off. So did you like it? Are you going to try it again?

Monday walkers said...

I am sure that you will be on your Mom's lap as often as possible now that you have found out what it feels like! Good girl! ( I bet Mom was pretty chuffed about it, too !)

Noela Sydney Australia

CatQuilter said...

Way to go, Millie! Nothing better, more warm or loving than your mom's lap.

Head butts and purrs,
The Ohio Milly

Monty Q. Kat said...

Close your mouth, Monty. You're attracting flies.

Tucker! said...

Tucker sit in AuntieWoof's lap!!!

Susan (faithful lurker) said...

Oh, so very special! What a reward for PATIENCE!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so pleased for your mom and hope you will repeat this a squillion times - she has been so very patient and at last rewarded.
Another good reason to remember the snow day.

Anonymous said...

Millie, I've followed your blog from the very first day and hoped -- for 1,643 days -- that someday you would curl up on your mom's lap. Hooray! Reading about this is a great way to start my day.

Forty Paws said...

Wowweee! This is a momentous event! Hip hip hooray!

Luf, Us

Quiltdivajulie said...

Oh, Millie ~ I am SO happy for you and for your mom ... this is amazingly awesome, terrifically wonderful news!

The Island Cats said...

Wowwee!! That's terrific!! And we bet your mom was thrilled too!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Yay Millie! This really is something to be celebrating! It is so good that you sat on your mom's lap - oh she must have been so so happy! We are impressed she didn't do anything to startle you - our mom is the same way when Virgil sits in her lap (which isn't often, but is more often then you sitting on your mom). We are super excited you did!

Oh, and our mom is going to email your mom about Hugo at some point - we heard he is visiting you next and she just wants to check a couple things.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

After so many sleeps, this IS stupendous news! Maybe the snow made you seek out 'warm blooded furniture' as Teri thinks we think of her lap as. Whatever the reason, may there be more lapsitting in your future plans!

Max said...

Wow..I bet you not only made her day but her whole month!

Fargo said...

Yeah, Millie!

Anonymous said...

YAHOOOOOOO!

us4 cats said...

a milestone moment. it warms the beans hearts when our kitties lap cat .
mom has a tip- if you feel a sneeze or cough coming- make a pre-noise to prepare em than the main event isnt so scary.

Derby, Ducky said...

Wahooo, Millie. You just get your love from your mum on your terms. Glad you like her lap and glad that she didn't scare you off.

Deborah said...

Welcome to the lap cat club! Rusty is a faithful member.

Cathy said...

Millie,
We are so happy for you and your Mom. When our Lola, the psychoblonde cat that has hated our MamaCat for years, finally crawled up on MamaCat and sat on her lap. MamaCat just cried and cried she was so happy. You just don't know how much this means to your Mom!!
The FurryPurries
Ozzy, Alice, Freckles, Lola, Dandelo, Honey, Pinkie and new little mancat Mister Socks

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

These things take time. Yoo hafta be sure yoo're bonded properly, and thoroughly loved, and given regular treats ... then yoo can take momentous paws onto a lap! Well done!

The Meezers or Billy said...

we think our the mom has a little tear of joy right now!!!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Bravo Millie!

The Furry Bambinos said...

Oh, what wonderful, happy news! Mom Lynne is very sweet and very patient indeed! Millie, how brave of you to sit in your Mom's lap!

Purrs,
Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel (& fosters Sunny and Sky)

Mariodacat said...

WOW Millie - good for you sitting on Mom's lap. Dat is a real milestone for you. Aren't laps wonderful? Maybe now dat you've tried it, you'll do it again soon and make your mom very happy.

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

Oh Millie, we are VERY glad that ya got on Mom's lap even fer a short time! You should try that more often...

Lush said...

Oh My!! See what happens when our pooter is broked and we don't get to read for a while!!
WAY TO GO Millie! Flynn is still not too keen on Mama's lap either but maybe she will be insprired by your bravery??
Purs
Diego Pavlova xox
Bandit Flynn & Princess Daisy