Why Is the Human Up So Early?

Me Listening to Koji and Jacey

“Bagheera, I am worried. Is the human going to leave us for a while again?”

“Why do you ask that, Koji?”

“Because he was up very early. Normally, when we wake him up before the sun comes up, he is not happy and he goes back to bed. But this morning, he did not mind when he woke us up. And then soon after we did that, the talking box started to make noise.”

“That is true, Koji.”

Me Listening to Koji and Jacey
Me Listening to Koji and Jacey

“I think that means he wanted to be up early, Bagheera. And when humans get up that early, it sometimes means they are going to go somewhere for a while.”

“Bagheera, the human also went into box where he turns on the streams of water, puts bubbly things on him, and then washes it off. Then he put stuff in his head fur, and used that brush in his mouth. He normally does not do this unless he wants to be up.”

“Thank you for telling us this, Jacey. You see, Bagheera? The human wanted to be up early! This makes me nervous. He may go away for a while and I do not like it. The only thing that makes me feel a little better is that there is not another human here.”

“Koji, you are a silly cat. Jacey and I have seen the human go away for a while but he always comes back to us. He does not leave us for very long. I promise you that he will be back.”

“Yeah, Koji. You worry too much about the human. He will not abandon us. I know that you are worried because you have been to so many homes, but I think you are safe here.”

“Does that mean I can ambush you, Jacey?”

“Don’t even think about it. Even if the human is away, Bagheera and I will fight you and you will not like it!”

Refugees Reunited with Cat

Zaytouna Being Held on His Trip to Safety

I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to have to flee your home and leave everything you have known behind due to many humans shooting at each other. This is what happened to a family living in war torn Syria. They fled from Syria to Lesbos, Greece. One thing they took with them was their beloved tabby cat, named Zaytouna.

Zaytouna Being Held on His Trip to Safety
Zaytouna Being Held on His Trip to Safety

These humans did not even have a carrier to put their feline in. Instead, during the entire trip, one human held Zaytouna to their chest for the entire boat ride. When they reached the shore, they celebrated, but they also made sure that they calmed Zaytouna.

These humans carried Zaytouna in a sling they crafted for weeks as they made their way from Greece to Germany. When they arrived in Germany, Zaytouna, which is Arabic for Olive, was put in quarantine. These humans did not know where their beloved feline was going or when they would get her back.

One day, these humans received a visitor from the government. It was a white coated human, with Zaytouna. She was three months older, but she was very happy to be reunited with her humans and they were ecstatic.

Zaytouna Reunited with Her Humans
Zaytouna Reunited with Her Humans

“She is healthy and with us and I haven’t felt this happy in a long time,” said one of Zaytouna’s humans.

Zaytouna showed how happy she was to be reunited with her humans in her own way. “The first thing she did is come crawl in bed with us. She remembers her name. She is with her family!”

Furiends, I am very happy that these humans cared enough to make sure they took their feline with them when they left their war torn country behind. And I am even happier that she is now living with them once again in a much safer environment.

Bagheera Wishes All Mother’s a Happy Day

A Cat's Happy Mother's Day Wish

“Human, I have heard that today is called Mother’s day.  Who is my mother, human?”

“Bagheera, I don’t knA Cat's Happy Mother's Day Wishow.  I never got to meet her.  But she was a good mother, to raise a cat like you.”

“Well, I left her when I was around eight weeks old, human.  So who should I wish a happy mother’s day to?”

“I am sure if you wish her a happy mother’s day, she will know even if she is not with you, Bagheera.”

“I like this card, human.  It says what I think  perfectly.  And it applies perfectly to you as well, human.  When I swat you because I am annoyed with the ear stick, it is instinct.  And when I hop on the bed next to you and purr, it is all me.”

“I think you’re missing the point, Bagheera.”

Whether I am missing the point or not, I think it is good that you humans have set aside a day that is just for mothers.  We felines generally do not know our mothers for very long, and we typically leave them after a few months.  When we stay with our mothers, the bond becomes very strong.  In fact, a feral feline decided that she would introduce a human to her kitten and made the human take them both in!

Happy Mother's Day to Foster MomsAnd on mother’s day, it is also important for us felines to recognize the foster moms who help us.  Rescues could not do their good work without fosters to give felines a home to stay in before we go to our furever homes.

It is also very important for us felines to thank our adoptive moms on mother’s day.  After all, they are the ones who make sure we have a furever home, where we are safe and surrounded by love.

To all the mothers out there, whether they are four legged or two legged, foster, natural or adoptive, I hope you have a happy mother’s day!