Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Christmas Miracle

The Aunties who took care of me while the Human was away came over for an Adult Beverage last evening. It had been only a tad more than 48 hours since I'd seen them. As they waltzed in and sat in the living room, I did not budge from my pink beddie on the dining room chair. I did not run, I did not hide, I did not go UTB. I merely watched them with interest.

After a few minutes elapsed, I walked into the living room and inspected them from a closer vantage point. I marched up to Auntie #1 and rubbed my head on her shoe. She stayed very still, but then put out a cautious hand to pet me: I darted away. The Human sensing Progress Being Made, went into the dining room to fetch my favorite brushie, which she handed to Auntie #1. I marched right back up to her and allowed my self to be Brushed By a Stranger! While she was brushing, she was slipping in surreptitious pets! She gasped in silent shock as I allowed these intimacies. She brushed some more. She petted with greater enthusiasm. I did not run. I purred.

She handed the brushie to Auntie #2. I trotted right over and allowed yet another person to brush me and (sort of) pet me. She was a bit more tentative than Auntie #1, so I was a little nervous also. This continued for many minutes, and then I returned for another session with Auntie #1, after which I decided I had had enough so I retreated under the glass coffee table (visible in yesterday's blog post) and lay peaceably for the remainder of their visit.

Now here is the thing: No one besides the Human (with the exception of the v-e-t, and she had to knock.me.out), NO ONE, has ever touched me or brushed me or spent that much time so very close to me. The Human could hardly believe it. *I* can hardly believe it. It was a Christmas miracle!

43 comments:

  1. Obviously the house was filled with some sort of Mysterious Happy Gas.

    Or plain gas, doesn't matter.

    Either way, you were addled by the fumes!

    ReplyDelete
  2. ::thud,thud,thud::

    Sorry, we all fainted dead away for a second. We can't believe you've allowed such intimacies! A miracle, indeed.

    Happy Mancat Monday, Spitty!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yes, indeed Christmas miracles - this gift of accepting brushies is the best thing you could give the Aunties and your Human - much better than gold, frankincense or myrrh. Purr, maybe! Well done the Spitster.

    ReplyDelete
  4. *´¨)
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Have a Blessed and Prosperous New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, dear Spitty. This doesn't bode well for your reputation. Have you gone senile on us?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good on ya, dood. Sometimes people need to be thrown a bone. I rub on the Grandma's legs while she's here because it makes her happy, and she controls the food. That's a win-win right there!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Spitty!! Oh I'm so proud of you! What an angel you were! Aw you deserve extra kisses, or at least chick-hen baby foods, at least two jars! Yay for you!

    Star says: Spitty, brushies are worth just about anything! I agree with my mom, you deserve some kind of chick-hens! And if you want to share them with anyone.. purrrrr

    ReplyDelete
  8. The brush is the weakness for some kitties - I would totally fall for it if my human thought to put it in someone else's hands. But until she thinks of that, I'll just stare at any and all visitors with disdain.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Good heavens...Surely you're not mellowing, Spitty? Say it isn't so!

    ReplyDelete
  10. That surely was a miracle Spitty!! You are becoming a big softy in your old age!!! I realised quite long ago that if you keep too far away from humans you miss out on the treats and games and stuff! Best to put up with their incessant kissing and stroking and tickling your paws if you get treats and playtime :)))

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh my Spitty that sure was a miracle. You are getting soft sweet pal.
    Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

    ReplyDelete
  12. I think it's my influence...Heeeee. No matter the cause, I am truly proud of you for allowing the Brushie and some surreptitius petting. Whose the King? YOU!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. We all love being brushed!!!

    The Florida Furkids

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your tough guy reputation is gone, Spitty! But seriously, this is great. Maybe you're learning that all peeps aren't so bad. It gives us hope for Ashton and the manpeep.

    ReplyDelete
  15. It is a time for them. Maybe Sherpa will come round....hmmmmm

    ReplyDelete
  16. OMC!!!!! CEILING CAT gave you the gift of confidence Spitty!!! What a pawsome gift. Ohhhh...maybe I might receive that same gift next year....crossing paws....and luvluvluv this post. Ps....squeeee to the Human

    ReplyDelete
  17. Well wonders never cease, making big strides

    ReplyDelete
  18. Well it sounds like it was indeed the ultimate Spitty Kingdom Christmas miracle alright....and may I say it was very kind of you to share your wonderfulness with your Aunties - that was (whether you realize it or not!) a fab gift for your Human because she was able to show your Aunties that you can be sociable on special occasions. Bravo - dole out those little treats on rare occasions though - you don't wanna spoil the Human.

    Hugs, Sammy

    ReplyDelete
  19. "...brushed by a stranger..."

    Spitty, you are very courageous.

    P.S. Thank the human for letting me know about Sadie the cat's good fortune. Hooray.

    ReplyDelete
  20. We are impressed at the development of your diplomatic manners; practicing on humans is a beneficial way to while away the hours between knightly missions, Sir Spitfire! PT.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow, Spitty, I am amazed! That *is* a Christmas miracle! I hope it lasts -- humans actually can be fun sometimes.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow that is certainly a Christmas miracle! You must feel comfortable and confident around your aunties, and that is great!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Spitty you are NOT getting senile, soft or anything else like that. You, King Spitty were just letting your subjects show you the care, attention and respect that is due you. You should demand it from all your subjects that come calling. Of course, they should all bring you a little offering of chick hen, too for the honor.
    purrs,
    Jasmine, Joey, Eddie & Rosie

    ReplyDelete
  24. what purrfectly wonderful news! Maybe in 2014 you will allow cuddling? YESSSSS!

    ReplyDelete
  25. That is pawsome SPitty!!!!!
    Miracles do happen.

    ReplyDelete
  26. THAT is indeed a Christmas miracle. Well done, Spitty! That brush of yours must have magic powers. ;)

    Wanna come over tonight? We have bananas! Yum yum.

    ...Tutu

    ReplyDelete
  27. dood...R ya sure it bee de peepulz who bee drinkin de... beer ages.... N knot ewe.....
    :) !!!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. What an amazing miracle. We hope you will see that brushing from anyone is great! Lee and Phod

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oh my goodness Spitty, a miracle fur sure!!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wow Spitty! A real Christmas miracle.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh My!!!
    Have a Wonderful New Year!!! Purrs...

    ReplyDelete
  32. We think you don't consider your Aunties strangers anymore, Spitty. Good going!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I know the truth - you're messing with the humans. Get them to expect one thing, than do another. It's an AWESOME ploy!

    We want to wish you all a mega-happy 2014!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Spitty you did good making the humans happy by letting Aunties brush you with pets. It really is a wonderful thing. Wishing you a Happy Mew Year for 2014.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oh, Holy Cat! Both Aunties brushed and petted you??? It's a Christmas miracle for sure, Spitty!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Wow, you are getting soft in your old age. Or you just love brushies!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Are you getting soft, Spitty? Sorry I’ve been away for a few days. I hope you didn’t forget me. When you read what happened to me, you’ll know why.

    ReplyDelete
  38. hmmmmmm....okay, I see where you're going here...lulling these so-called Aunties into a false sense of security...then after stealthy spying frum under teh coffee table, you waited until they had had just enuff of teh liquid nip to be off their game and WHAMMO! you pounced with ankle bities! Wow. I would have loved to see the screaming and teh bloods. It must have been great.

    I mean, you did...right?

    ReplyDelete
  39. I don't believe it. Is this on the level? I think I'm being scammed. . .

    ReplyDelete
  40. If those aunties are going to be your caregivers sometimes, it is time to make friends. It's a shame to miss brushies and loves when your human goes away. Concatulations on this great progress. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Lisbeth, Astrid and Calista Jo

    ReplyDelete
  41. Dearest Spitty,
    Thud::
    Purrhaps yous too had an adult cat libation (aka SILVERVINE) before they came over?
    Good on ya big guy!
    Kisses
    Nellie

    ReplyDelete

Leave me a meow or a hiss; I don't mind a hiss or two. . . or even a bitey.