Thursday, November 09, 2006

This Petting Business...

OK, here's what's going on. I greet the Lady every day when she gets back from hunting. I follow her around while she closes the window sticks, puts her big coat away, and gets the papers from the hallway. She also wakes up the heat monster. Then I remind her that she has to feed me. I watch as she empties our food bowls, fills our water bowls with fresh water, then puts fresh crunchies in our bowls. She puts mine on the counter. She taps on the counter with her fingernail and makes a special noise. That's how I know she's got stuff up there for me. I jump right up. Sometimes I get to eating right away, and sometimes I let her pet me on the head, on the cheeks, under my neck, and across my back, right up to my tail. Then I eat. She pets me a little. I'm getting used to this petting business a little bit at a time.

I'm not like Gizzy, however. He lets her pet him with both hands at once. He lets her pick him up. He goes over to her and sits right next to her and lets her touch him anywhere she wants, practically. He just loves it. Look at this:


Gizzy was just purring away a mile a minute as she was doing this. He moved his head all over so she could get to all the places he wanted to be scratched. His eyes were closed, and he was practically drooling he was so happy. She stopped, and he actually headbutted her to tell her he wanted more. MORE! I think the Lady is petting me a LOT and it isn't even for two whole minutes, but Gizzy... oh no, two minutes and he was just getting started. She must have petted him for a whole FIVE minutes. Then he put his head down on her leg and purred and she petted his whole head and back for, geez, I dunno... A really long time. He didn't move. He didn't budge. I even tried to go up there and get him to play with me and he said, Nah, he was comfy.

I just do not understand. Yeah, okay, the Lady likes to pet me. I can put up with it a little bit if that makes her happy and then she leaves me alone. But just going over to her and asking for it? I'm never gonna do that. Not me. Unh uh. Never. No way. Not gonna happen. Mark my words.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gizzy!!! You gotsa convince Millie dat pets is FUN! We's countin on ya!

Anonymous said...

Oh Millie. I just love you. I love your youth and the certainty that goes with it.

And yes, we'll mark your words!!! :)

--Karen

The Crew said...

You know, Millie, you may find that after a while you'll like petting. I really enjoy it and get to purring pretty loud. And it's a kitten's choice if she changes her mind about things. Of course, I know these things 'cause I'm still a kitten myself.

Your friend,
Misty E

Fat Eric said...

Aw...my mum says the expression on Gizzy's face is the exact same expression I get when she is petting me. As for "practically" drooling, I DO drool...purr purr...drool drool!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Skeeter: Oh Millie, you just don't know! You are just like sister LC (and she looks a lot like you, too).

The Big Thing scratches me in the right places and I almost pass out!

You just have to let it know WHERE to scratch you...

Anonymous said...

Well, Millie, I thought I wouldn't like gettin petted, but now I do! When I was reel small, I didn't want to be touched at all, then I started lettin my beans pet me a bit, an now I sit in my mom's lap every morning so she can pet me on my head, chest, neck, and back. It's a los like grooming I guess. Trust me, you''ll like it.

Just Ducky said...

I am not a lap kittie, but I loves my pets from mum. I can't wait until she comes home every day and gives me my lovin'.

Anonymous said...

I'm markin' your words, Millie, but I'm not sure I'm believin' them. Time will tell. By the way, your eyes are just so amazing!

The Meezers or Billy said...

someday you will go ofurr to her and ask to be pet - it happens and you just don't realize it.

Mattingly said...

Oh Millie you are so cute! When my Mom was younger, she had a kitty that really didn't like much loving at all. Eventually though that kitty turned into a real love bug. Of course she didn't get affectionate until she was about 17 years old, but it still happened. So be careful about never. It's a LOOOOOOONG time!

Lone Star Purrs said...

We do the headbuttin' thing if'n Mooma doesnt'pet us how we want. If feels sooo good. Mekoo does start drooling!