Posted by: mick | October 18, 2008

October brings cuddles

Our cats are funny creatures.  We’re constantly laughing at the differences in their personalities.  Patches, though old and somewhat frail at this point, is much braver than Wiglaf when it comes to noises, the vacuum, etc.  Wiglaf won’t eat leftover pot roast, but will eat tostitos.  Patches will eat anything and will, if given the opportunity, rip the pizza crust out of your hand with her little nubby teeth.

Wiglaf loves to cuddle, all year round.  No matter how hot it is, he demands a good night cuddle, much to Jason’s annoyance in the summer.  Patches, on the other hand, is really affected by the heat; she wants nothing to do with us from about May through September.

But oh, when October rolls around, Patches is the most devoted lap cat in the land.  Wiglaf also steps his cuddling up a notching, shoving his head under your arm to get on your lap (no matter how much you explain that you need your lap to grade your papers).  In the past week, Patches (who is sitting on my lap while I write this) has really been a cuddly little mow.  She makes no bones about the fact that she’s using us for our body heat.  Case in point:

She loves to spoon with me at night, something she’s been doing all fall and winter long since she was a kitten.  She seems to want Jason out of the bed, and spends half of the night growling at him when he tosses and turns.  She has a tough life.  Whenever he lies down to grade, however, she likes to perch on the small of his back.

I think it’s clear that we are just big, heated pieces of furniture to our kitty.  Also, it’s quite clear that we are suckers.

I’ll be back over the next couple of days with (gasp) an actual knitting FO!



  1. Haha! Too cute! Luv that last pic! :o)
    Glad all is well in your world!

  2. Ah yes, too familiar. I have woken up many mornings wondering why something was weighing down my back (the cat, of course. She has no shame.) Right now she is sitting next to me, pissed because the laptop is taking her space. Body heat vampire!

  3. yes, sounds very much the same as it is here! october is definite cuddle time; however, what time is not cuddle time here! how about a cat that eats and loves black olives!

  4. Awww, so cute!

    Our boys get really snuggly this time of year, too. It was hilarious, last night…I curled up on the couch with our wool blanket (which they *love*, so much that it smells more like them than they do!), and within 30 seconds I had both of them curled up on top of me. So nice!

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