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"Hello!? Hello!?"

Post by Tina Ha » Sun, 02 Feb 2003 07:24:00



Hello You Out There

There's a noise. "EH-AOW! EH-AOW! EH-AOW! ..." without pause.
After the fourth or fifth I wake enough to identify the source.
"What's the matter, Einstein?" <silence>

Footsteps on the bed "Prrrrrrrrrrrr...", gets a scratch, then
goes away. Resigned to no more sleep, but unwilling to admit it I
tell her "You have to come cuddle first.". Footsteps again. I
make room, she comes close enough to grab and cuddle, endures a
bit, then goes away and I've got no more excuses to delay.

These calls don't happen all that often, and always stop when I
say something to her. I'm not sure whether it's really to wake me
(she's got better methods, like scratching the cubboard) or if
she's checking whether anyone's there (sometimes she yowls when
she's in the bathroom and I'm here, or the other way round). I've
asked some neighbours, and none said that Einstein makes any
noise when I'm not in.

The grab and cuddle is like the lap-strategy, except she usually
stays well out of casual reach and has to be lured closer. She
does crawl under the cover on her own occasionally, but that's
rather rare, it takes her ages to get there, and that's just to
curl up, for a minute or five, not to chase me out of bed and in
the direction of her food-bowl.

Tina

 
 
 

"Hello!? Hello!?"

Post by Jeanett » Sun, 02 Feb 2003 18:48:01



Quote:
> Hello You Out There

> There's a noise. "EH-AOW! EH-AOW! EH-AOW! ..." without pause.
> After the fourth or fifth I wake enough to identify the source.
> "What's the matter, Einstein?" <silence>

> Footsteps on the bed "Prrrrrrrrrrrr...", gets a scratch, then
> goes away. Resigned to no more sleep, but unwilling to admit it I
> tell her "You have to come cuddle first.". Footsteps again. I
> make room, she comes close enough to grab and cuddle, endures a
> bit, then goes away and I've got no more excuses to delay.

snip
> Tina

It sounds like you two have a real understanding of each other.

Jeanette

 
 
 

"Hello!? Hello!?"

Post by Tina Ha » Tue, 04 Feb 2003 07:46:00


[Einstein the alarm clock]

Quote:
>> [...] I tell her "You have to come cuddle first.". Footsteps
>> again. I make room, she comes close enough to grab and cuddle,
>> endures a bit, then goes away and I've got no more excuses to
>> delay.

> snip

> It sounds like you two have a real understanding of each
> other.

:) If we do, someone has forgotten to tell Einstein. <g> These
little episodes where it seems that way are rather rare.

More normal is a complete non-understanding. Like Einstein and
the gas-oven. She almost crawls into the thing, her fur is
getting uncomfortably hot on the top lair, she doesn't seem to
notice. I didn't at first either, until I grabbed and cuddled
her, she started growling in a way that she does when upset or
hurt, not the normal aggravating leave-me-alone growl. I think it
was because the hot fur got a little too close to her when
flattened by my cheek. So I fluffed up the fur and now try to
keep her out of the oven, she growls at me for being pulled away
from it.

Tina