Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Then There Was One

"It's too quiet in here!" Ace exclaimed within 3 minutes of his arrival a few weekends ago.

I agreed. I'm still getting used to the quiet too.

I have not removed her food and water bowls. I plan to do so soon.

Princess has stopped looking under every nook and cranny for her.

We, Princess and I, have settled into new routines and previous actions not done since before she was adopted and became an integral part of the family.

For now I look to my bookshelf in the bedroom and smile. Wipe away a tear or two from time to time. Run my fingers gently across her paw print, minus the kung fu kitty claw, captured for all eternity. I open the other little box and take a look at her fur and whiskers clipped before her cremation. Her remains are in her urn next to Charlie's brass box.

I know she is in heaven loving life and sharing her love with everyone who will accept it.

For now, there is one.
Princess is misunderstood for the most part, especially when compared to Jasmine. She always has been and always will be her own kitty.

She is aloof. Tends to be a tad aggressive. Solicits love and attention on her schedule. It is part of her breed and I'm good with her behavior and personality because she's my baby and she is being true to herself.

Lately she has been back in touch with her softer side. She's become a more visible presence. Lets out a series of mini meows or trills. She greets me in the morning with a couple of paw swipes on my back or a gentle nudge from her nose to my nose.

She wants to play more often than not and has been digging her toys out of where ever she had them hid before. She is hanging out with the peeps instead of hibernating in the bedroom. She follows me around in the morning as I get ready and greets me at the door most evenings.

Being just one seems to agree with her. I am beginning to embrace it too.

Peace and Love Peeps.


Kathy said...

We have one left as well, as I think I've shared with you. She, too, is a black kitty -- half Siamese. I put her on a diet last week when I thought a man was coming up the steps; it was just her.
It's interesting how they redefine themselves as 'only kitties.'

CrystalChick said...

I'm really sorry for the loss of Jasmine. She gave you her love and that will continue but just from another place.
Enjoy your new relationship with Princess. :)

Brad said...

It's funny. animals seem to be better at adapting hen most people! Bless her little kitty heart.

Cheryl said...

The adjustment is working for both of you. It really is amazing. One kitty here, one in your heart.

WomensDaily said...

It definitely is going to be an adjustment. It really is so heartbreaking.

Live.Love.Eat said...

You're a wonderful mommy!!!!

Happy V Day Mo!!!!!

fiwa said...

It's hard to get used to, I know. I'm so glad Jasmine is in a place where she can be a young kitten again.

Hang in there, sweet girl.
love you -