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Monday, June 7, 2010

Mothering Monday

It seems like Baby Audrey was taken away from her cat-mommie too soon, because she sucks on my tummeh all the time as if I was her cat-mommie! I do not mind at all when she does it. In fact I will let her do it for hours. It comforts and calms me too for some reason. It is the only time Audrey purrs verreh, VERREH loudly, and the only time I realleh sit still and be quiet myself. I generally hold her head or snuggle her body while she does this, to let her know it is okay with me. My mommeh was dumbfounded at first, and I will admit it may be a little bit odd, but by now we have all come to terms with it because it does not look like we will be able to get her to stop doing it. The only thing is that she is no longer teensy, and by now she has big sharp teeths. Sometimes if she bites me too hard, or when I have just had enough, I bunnykick her in the head to make her go away.

I suppose it is not most gentle or motherly way to ask her to stop, but at least she always gets the message.

30 comments:

  1. Well you two certainly are awfully sweet together!

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  2. Ouch!! I bet that does hurt when she bites you!! There are no babies around here, so I don't know what it feels like to have that 'tummy massage' by a kitten (and besides, I am a boy!), but I do know that I love it when Mom rubs my tummy...oh, yeah!!! Tiny had babies, but she still loves the tummy rub. Maybe Audrey will grow out of that...but until she does, it sure is cute to see you two together and happy! Purrs, Lautrec

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  3. OMC! That's the sweetest thing!!!

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  4. oh Attie - you are so very very sweet!!!! (except for the kicking in the head part- but tummy biting is a no no in our house)

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  5. What a sweet relationship you two have! It is amazing how quickly you two bonded.

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  6. Attie, not only are you a terrific big sister, you're a surrogate mother too! Audrey might grow out of it, you never know!

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  7. Attie, you are the most wonderful kitty in the world, being a momma cat to baby Audrey. I remember nursing on my momma for ::ahem:: 6 months...so I know how Audrey feels. You keep taking good care of her.

    Big purrs from all of us!

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  8. That is so sweet! Attie is very patient, except of course when Audrey bites her. I wonder if this behaviour will continue into Audrey's adulthood. It very well could. Let's just hope Audrey learns to be more gentle.

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  9. Hysterical! Lily makes those noises in her sleep sometimes. Kids!
    Tootles,
    Benny & Lily

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  10. Oh poor Audrey! You are so sweet to let her do it Attie - we hope that Audrey will grow out of it or at least learn to not bite! Barney, Virgil and Floyd all did this but with blankies or pillows instead of other kitties - Floyd did it his whole life, but Virgil and Barney have mostly grown out of it.

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  11. Attie Cattie, you are so sweet to baby Audrey! What a nice adopted mommy cat you are.

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  12. We loved your video although we thought your tummy might have been hurty.

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  13. Attie!
    What a wonderful "Mummy" you are to Audrey.

    KonaKitty used to nurse on Fuzzy, our huge all white Maine Coon Tom. At night you could hear the two of them purring like mad and KonaKitty sucking away!

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  14. #1 was also told that this type of sucking showed that the kitten had been taken away from her or his mummy too young, but she doesn't believe it anymore. Tama, Sei and Bibi have all done it (ahem, some do it still...) and none of them left their mother early! Tama was 10 weeks old, and both Sei-Chan and Bibi-=Chan were 3 months old.

    Bibi purrs so loudly when he "suckles" Tommy that he sometimes wakes #1 up at night!

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  15. That is very sweet of you to let Audrey do that Attie. We hope she gets over it, or at least doesn't bite too hard.

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  16. Very sweet that you mother Audrey like this, Attie. I find it interesting what #1 says about it, as I know that Tama-Chan's kittens continue to nurse and be with their Mom for a long time. Maybe it is just a comfort thing that she has discovered she likes, like toddlers who suck their thumbs

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  17. Thanks for being nice to Audrey...she must miss her mom.

    cats of wildcat woods

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  18. You are a very good sister, mum and friend to Audrey.

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  19. Oh Attie that is such a lovely maternal thing for you to give to Baby Audrey. We just love the warm and loving relationship that has developed between the two of you.

    purrs
    Abby

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  20. We agree with Daisy, it is amazing how quickly you girls have bonded. You must have both needed a friend! Very sweet.

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  21. The one that came before us, Scooter, used to do this to mom's arm. She didn't mind either 'cept when his claws were a little too sharp.

    Our mom read somewhere that if this becomes a problem, you could gently redirect Audrey's attention to something else like a stuffed animal or toy. But it is kinda cute and as long as it doesn't bother you, Attie, you can let her be.

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  22. This is so sweet! She really purrs very loudly. You're so patient with her, too. Even cranky old me went "awww" but I didn't let the Human hear!

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  23. Oh Oh OH! I wants a kitten too! Mommy can I has a Baby Audrey just like Attie has?
    You are a very good mommy Attie, is very sweet of you to takes care of Audrey.
    Love Squashies

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  24. This is so sweet and amazing....

    I love your voice too, you are quite a talker eh? :)

    Lova ya!

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  25. Adorable video of your beautiful girls!...They obviously love each other very much and have become extremely close and bonded...kisses precious girls...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  26. Attie, we're camping and we saw the most handsome black and white mancat on a harness. His name is Socks and he's black/white. I wanted a pic for you but didn't have the camera w/ me. You would have LOVED him!

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  27. Ok...Got it! working now. Strange! Love the video, it made Spot look up from his blanket and listen to the meow.

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  28. He might not appreciate me telling the CB this...But Brighton nurses on Disco sometimes...it is calming and releases endorphins that are kinda druglike.

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