Daily Photo Reprise: You’re Not Going Anywhere, 2011

"You're not leaving again."
“You’re not leaving again.”

“What’s the best way to get mom to slow down for a bit? Sit on her lap and purr, she’ll sit there all day. But first you have to get her attention.” Cookie makes a statement by balancing herself on top of my hat and jacket draped on the back of my desk chair. She knows I wouldn’t go anywhere without my hat.

This is Cookie on January 31, 2011, determined to stop me from leaving the house again by balancing on top of my coat and beret which I’d laid on the back of my desk chair, one of her all-time favorite perches.

Okay, so I was out a lot that week, much more than normal, and I was a little preoccupied when I was here. That was the week my mother slipped into an end stage coma on Sunday and my brother and sister and I waited in her room until Tuesday when she quietly passed. We had her viewing and memorial, and of all things I had a poetry reading that week where I read my newest poem dedicated to my mother. It was a lot to take in for just a few days.

And Cookie took it hard. She’d always been my support, but at age 18 all that was a bit much to lay on her; I consulted my veterinarian for questions and Ingrid King for a distance reiki treatment and Cookie and I came out of it pretty well. But after all that she was ready for me to stay home for a while!

Below, I didn’t seem to be getting the point, so Cookie made her point a little more clearly by curling up for a nap. Can’t move Cookie when she’s sleeping! Guess I had to stay home!

 "You're really not going anywhere for a while."
“You’re really not going anywhere for a while.”

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