Daily Photo Reprise: Hi! 2011

black cat on steps
Mewsette is ready for me.

Hi! I’m here!

I raced you up the stairs and I beat you to the top!

I ran around and I’ve been waiting for you!

What are we going to do?

This is so exciting!

Are we going to make the bed? And you’ll pet me and kiss me on the forehead?

Are we going in the bathroom where I can play in the tub?

Is Cookie coming too?

Then what do we do?

I can’t wait! I’m so excited!

Mewsette really does race me up the stairs, and she’s so happy she does a wheelie at the top—stands up on her hind legs then does a little hop and runs in a circle. Then she turns around and rubs her whole self against the edge of the wall, and as if she’s not big enough already, she arches her back and stands on her hind toes, and arches her tail. Mousse has a whispery purr and a soft and gentle “rouw?” of a meow and she puts forth all her ample happiness as a greeting to me, offering me her plush forehead to be kissed. Her happiness alone nearly knocks me down the steps. And sometimes we do all the things on the list above.

When I am away from my cats what do I miss? These moments. How wonderful to be so happy for simple things. I’m usually climbing the stairs with a head full of things I have to remember to do. My cats always remind me of the importance of simple things. Perhaps it’s their greatest gift to themselves and to me.


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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo Reprise: Hi! 2011

  • May 26, 2013 at 11:35 am
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    We love the photo of Mewsette with the expectant look our her face. We can imagine her joy when you finally reach the top of the stairs. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette.

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    • May 26, 2013 at 3:02 pm
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      Janet, when Mewsette radiates happiness, she fills the room!

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  • May 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm
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    Bernadette – it was so lovely finally meeting you at BlogPaws last weekend and I agree with you – cats do teach us to appreciate the simple things in life.

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    • May 26, 2013 at 3:02 pm
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      Deb, maybe next time we’ll find the time to actually talk to each other! It was so wonderful just to SEE you in real life, ears and all. Purrrhaps that’s a cat thing too!

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