24 Aug The Kitten Chronicles: Sweet Affection
Earlier today, as I was passing Shya on the way up to our office loft, he surprised me and stopped my forward momentum. Taking my face in both hands, he kissed me sweetly on the lips and said, “Nothing is more important than this moment.” Spontaneously I slowed down and was with him. An hour or so later, our kitten, Baby, also took me by surprise. I was busy at my computer, handling morning emails when she stepped off the desk and into my arms while purring – this was a first during daylight hours.
Sitting quietly with our kitten, I could hear Shya’s rhythmic breathing downstairs where he took a cat nap since Baby had awakened us early. This morning when she roused us, it wasn’t with the usual pouncing and playing. Instead she nimbly crawled over me and padded her way over to Shya where she climbed on his chest purring softly, nestling her head in his hand. I heard him murmuring soft greetings in the darkness and her rumbling vibrations increased.
As I held her soft warmth, nothing was more important than this moment and the kitten in my arms. Emails could wait. Work would get done in its time. Being here with Baby, stroking her fur, feeling her contentment deep in my chest became my world.
In the recent past, I have picked Baby up as she slept deeply near me on the desk. In her drowsy state she wasn’t really disturbed so I could lean back and nap with her in the stillness of a hot afternoon. Shya and I regularly pick her up and cuddle and kiss her or run our hands down her sleeping form. Or we stand before her cat tree and nuzzle her as she lounges. And she will wind her way around our legs when we are preparing her food. But this was a new moment – one where she didn’t need hunger or the cover of darkness in order to spontaneously step into my arms.
How sweet it is that our kitten graces us with her presence, warmth and affection.See all posts in The Kitten Chronicles series here.