Meet my Grand Kitty, Nuggles. You may have seen a picture of him on Caturday Art about my trip to California. He is a very sweet kitty that my son has had since his twins were born, sometimes called Nuggley Buggely Boo Boo. What’s with that?
The boys were premature and my son and his wife were concerned that the cat couldn’t be trusted with them. They just couldn’t seem to keep Nuggles out of the cribs. The next thing they knew here he was between them, paw on baby. A scene that kept repeating itself. Nuggles was obviously attached to the babies and rubbed on them.
Of course, like many cats, he had to have his 3 am run through the house. Almost every time I went to visit them, he did this right over my stomach in the middle of the night. All the comforts of home. And then there there was his cricket catching proclivity. He was always chasing crickets, and playing with them before they became dessert.
He loves the boys and my son, but he is mostly attached to my daughter-in-law and always seeks her out to cuddle or “trap” her on the sofa witnh his very warm body.
He traps me too when I visit. He definitely remembers me from visit to visit and loves being petted. Sometimes a little aloof at first, it isn’t long before he comes over and climbs into my lap and stays, and stays, and stays. And he cuddles and rubs me as well. I think he likes me.
Last night I got a rather upset call from my son, who couldn’t find Nuggles. He was afraid the cleaning lady had let him get out, but no one had seen him go out. They had already spent several hours calling him and driving around and around the block.
Other times when he gets out, he is at least back in the yard by that time. They had begun really worrying, since he is now an aging kitty, and were even beginning to think the worst, since they live just off a busy street. Fortunately, about an hour later, I got a text that the boy had been hiding in the house all the time. What a relief. Very thankful he was safe. My Grand Kitty really is a very special boy.