Monday, December 17, 2007

Family Update: Our JOY



My Momma wanted me to share these special events that happened at our home this weekend with all of you. I guess Empress getting those issues off her chest last Thursday did some good!

First, a little bit of history about Empress for those of who have not read her Caster profile. Empress's original breeder neglected to give her human contact as a kitten for some reason let her hide behind a boiler as the rest of her litter were adopted as show cats and pets. She had a nearly feral fear of humans when another breeder saw her and took her away from that situation. She bonded with that other breeders kitties and with a lot of work started to warm up to her and her young son. She was going to be their Egyptian Mau Queen, but her litter did not produce show kitties. Her new breeder mommy wanted her to be a pet in a home with lots of love and another kitty to play with, but because of her fear issues they were having trouble finding someone willing to take her. Then my Momma found her and she came to us. During the past few months momma has patently let Empress come to her in her own time. Momma has been able to pet her on the floor, but she never got in her lap. She has also kept at least a 10 foot radius from Daddy. That is until this weekend...

Friday night Momma and I were snuggle on the couch were Empress started meowing at us, so Momma said, "Come here." And she did! She ended up with her head in Momma's lap and I even licked her forehead. It made Momma go all leaky eyed. Momma even watch a "snowy" telethon for an hour because she didn't want to disturb us to change the channel. Daddy was late that night getting home so Momma went to bed before he got home. The next morning he told her he found Empress curled up with us on the bed and she let him pet her! Saturday morning we had a repeat cuddle experience on the couch. Then during the day Empress didn't run so much from Daddy. That night Mommy and Daddy sat down to watch a movie, I got in my normal spot, then Empress jumped up there like she had been doing it forever! Daddy was shocked and Momma got leaky eyed again. On Sunday she stopped running from Daddy all together and he got to pet her several times. He was thrilled. I even gave her some more forehead licks.

Sorry for such a wordy post but this was such big new for our family. That Empress finally feels that she belongs with us and that I don't mind is really amazing. Momma said she would try to get snuggly pictures soon.

27 comments:

The Meezers said...

oh oh oh Empress, mommy is leaky eyed too! What a wonderful chrissymouse present to your mommy and daddy! And Queen Snickers, how wonderful that you have such a snuggly sister now!

Beezer said...

Ooooo!
What a great weekend. And its not even chrisymouse yet! I'm sure that Santa will know that you have both been great kitties this year and bring yous lots of good stuff.

I think the bean have already got the pressie that they wanted most.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

*snif* oh, we'z so happy fur yoor fambly, what a wunnerful Krissmouse yoo is gonna haf wif yoor sisfur being a true sisfur and lap kitty.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Oh Empress!!! Good job sweetie!!! I completely understand your feelings. I don't know if you've read my history but I had a lot of vet stuff when I was young and hated to be touched. I've slowly come out of this and now I love to sit in laps and snuggle at night. I bet your mom was SOOO happy! Good job to your whole family!!

Latte

Parker said...

That's such great news! Mommy got leaky too!
It's a great big early Christmas gift!

Victor Tabbycat said...

That's wonnerful mews! Bonnie's not a friendly cat wif anyone but Dad, so when she cuddles Mom, it's speshul. We don't get along so good, but lately she's been lettin me get closer an she's more like her old self. But I always sleep on the bean bed an she nefur does. Mom says she did afore I camed.
So we unnerstand how good it feels when a kitty gets nicer.

Daisy said...

Oh Empress, I am so proud of you! This is such wonderful news.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

What great news! Our Lady's eyes got leaky just reading about it. Grr and Cocoa and I were all feral kittens and very very scared when they trapped us too. Empress, would you like to come over here and teach Grr a few things about being loving and sociable?
Midnight

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh wow!! That is lovely! Just wonderful :-) xxx

Chancy & Ernie's Voice said...

Bless your heart! My eyes and mom's are leaky...we love sweet storys!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is such excellent news! I remember that no one was leaky eyed when I finally let them pet me... humph. Still I wasn't so nearly feral, just mad that I had been adopted out...

Of course I still run from the Male.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Way to go, Empress. It's nice cuddling up with your beans, isn't it?

Sunny's Mommy said...

I didn't know Empress was that afraid of people. That is wonderful news!

The Crew said...

What great news. Empress is finally feeling relaxed & comfortable. Very nice of you to give here a head lick!

Derby said...

She trusts you now. All that love and patience won her over.

Mickey said...

Well that is so wonderful,Mom got leaky eyed!! I am so happy Empress is getting comfortable. It can happen if beans are willing to be patient! Thank heaven your Mom was:) Give her big Purrs for me.
Purrs Mickey

Samantha & Tigger said...

Oh my gosh, that story made mom get leaky eyes, too! She loves you all very much and she trusts you to take care of her. :snif:
Your FL furiends,

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh how wonderful!!! we are so very happy for you and for Empress who feels so loving and comfortable with her family.

this is such wonderful news!!! obviously your mommy and daddy are smart and loving to let her come to you. hugs to you all!!

THE ZOO said...

thats grate news. were very happy for you.

Tiger Lily said...

Oh wow! That is so cool!! I am happy for you both. My little sister Ruckus is a pain most of the time but we get along fairly well sometimes. Neither one of us likes to sit in a lap but we do like scritches.

Tiger Lily

p.s. I just added you both to my Friends list. I'd be happy if you have time to visit me sometime!

michico*Adan said...

I am very very proud of you, Empress~!!!!

mamacat & the furrypurries said...

Queen Snickers,
Congratulations to you and your beans for having such patience with little Empress.
We're still waiting for our latest kitty. Lola, to get past her anger and let our mama pet her. She's been here for over 2 months now and bites mama every chance she gets. Mama will cry, too, if Lola ever comes to her even just for a pet or two.
We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!!
Ozzy, Alice, Bootsie, Freckles & Lola

Tara said...

What a wonderful holiday gift! Mom is all leaky eyed reading your post. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Tara

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

OH HAPPY DAY! I think the little chat we had at my Tea party did some good! I am just joyful for you all...this is the beginning of healing....now life can begin!
Love Miss Peach

Caesar and Princess said...

We really enjoyed reading this.
What wonderful news. Empress is very happy now. We are thrilled that she is feeling comfy with you and your beans!

purrrrpurrrr, Princess

Tyler said...

Oh that is the best of news! My yougest sister Sophie has always cringed when momma reaches down to pet her head. Sophie just showed up at Mom's school. She doesn't have any of her history. Mom can pet her anywhere else if Sophie has initiated the interaction, but not on the head. Well, mom forgot the other day, patted the girl on the head and got a hand lick in return. My momma almost squealed with joy. This morning Sophie was curled up on her tummy. She assumed it was Cookie because that's her normal position. And when she saw it was Sophie, she too became over joyed. Being given a hurt animal's trust is a treasure more than gold. Congratulations Empress.

Gretchen said...

That is the most amazing and wonderful thing to happen. I'm so happy for you and you mom and dad bean that Empress has joined the family. It gave me leaky eyes just reading about her. I'm so happy for you all! What a wonderful Christmas Present!

Hugs...G