The Uncanny Intuition of Cats…
In order to make my point about how intuitive kitties are, I need to unpack a bit of my personal life for y’all:
Back in 2002 I was going through a battle with cancer, yup, the “Big C.” I was in distress, emotionally drained, and physically spent.
During this time Abby and Tuffy began to exhibit an uncanny, intuitive nature that I had never seen from them before. It was amazing to experience! It reinforced my unconditional love for cats, and most especially my love and gratitude for brothers, Abby and Tuffy. No human could, or did, what they did for me during this time. It was like they “got it.” Big time!
It all started with my two precious babies sticking to me like glue, literally. It was amazing how their intuition spiked into high gear and they could sense that their mama needed them without a word or meow being spoken…
In this silence Tuffy would curl behind my head as I sat on the couch and wrap his little arms around my neck and snuggle his face into my hair, gently purring. Abby stayed stuck next to me on the couch purring up a storm—he couldn’t have gotten any closer if he tried! If I got up, they followed me everywhere, and I do mean everywhere; if ya get my drift.
The astonishing part of this is that Abby never did the “cuddly-type” of thing (still doesn’t), and Tuffy was a cuddly lap kitty, but didn’t do what he did during this time (he did continue to wrap his little arms around me, etc. on the couch until the day he had to leave us due to CRF—I think he found he really liked it!). When I needed them most, their love for me and their behavior was a hundred-fold more intense. And it was daily. They knew. They really knew!
I will be forever grateful for the love Abby and Tuffy, precious brothers, showed me during this time. I wonder sometimes if they know how much they helped me back then? But then again I know the answer to this because—they’re kitties! Amazingly awesome kitties!
Tuffy-cat, my little strawberry ‘tweet tart, your mama misses you each and every day. I still feel your presence in our home. You will never be forgotten! Mama loves you, dear boy.