Friday, February 17, 2017

Thunder's Name for Me

Thunder can't say my name.  It is even doubtful that he knows it. After all, we were never formally introduced.  Besides, when I got him, I changed his name.  He may have done the same for me.

He calls me Me-OW.  The second syllable is much higher and louder than the first.  He uses my name whenever he wants me.  He is not the kind of cat to follow me around if he wants to be with me.  He wants me to come to him.  I am supposed to be following him around.  He will just sit in the dining room and call me.  "Me-OW!"

I come running.  I seldom get through a meal without him calling me.  It was worse when I used to work.  I would come home and he expected me to talk to him--not eat my dinner.  "Me-OW!"

My name is so specific, that either he thinks that is my name or that meow translates to, "I want."  I am not sure.  It may be that they now mean the same thing.

He has many other meows, but this is the one he uses to call me.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Follow Me

Thunder absolutely loves when I follow him around the house and pet him.  We play this game multiple times a day.  He brings me to his scratching post and shows me how strong he is.  Then maybe we will go to his black box, and I will pet him and tell him how pretty he is.  The next stop might be the TV room where he wants me to pet him even more.  Then, he may chase the dog out of the room and we repeat it all over, again.

He throws in stretches and rolls, too.

Of course, he is purring throughout.

He has different routes that he goes, but once he starts one, he tends to repeat it.  All along, his tail is high up in the air in the "follow me" position.

I can't tell you how much time I do this with him each day.  It is a wonder I can get anything done at all.