I sure am lonely! I miss Dad! He said he would be back in a few days, but it seems like it’s been more than a few days. took me there one day. I’ve looked around the neighborhood every time I am outside. I just want to lay here and sleep.
“I haven’t had an up hug for days. I just want to sleep.” added Rusty. “I get so lonesome when Dad isn’t here.”
“It sure is lonely around here when Dad is gone. Mom is always the one to feed us. She hugs us, too. But, there is just something special about how Dad treats us. You know, they say that cats don’t have the close ties with men like they do with women. I’m not sure I believe that. I know that in our home we are really close to our Dad. I also know of some other cats who have close ties to the man in their lives. This research may not be complete.”
Joe Boo Boo is heard to complain. “I like to come inside at night to sleep, but I am used to getting up and OUT at 4 AM! Mom sleeps like a rock. I can’t wake her up to put me out. Dad is a soft touch, he always wakes up when I make little noises so he gets up and lets me out. I need to get outside early to keep an eye on things around the place.”
“Dad likes to make toys for us to play with.” Jacky Sapphire comments. “He is always finding some extra lid or string or some odd little trinket to make into a toy. Of course we need new toys all of the time because we get bored easily.”
“I got outside yesterday and searched the backyard for signs of where Dad is. I didn’t see him. I miss cuddling next to him on the couch. He is my friend.” Scamper walked to the couch and laid down wishing Dad was there to make her feel secure.
“I hope Dad gets home soon. I want to give him a hug. You know it is a two-way street. We want you to show us you care with holding us and petting us and just caring for us, but we know when you need us to love you and show you we care, too. You need to realize we can sense when you need attention and affection. That is why they call us companions.