Portrait of Mei

Mei Under the Tree
[25 December 2017]

This old lady. She and Connor are almost besties now, although she still won’t climb up and sleep with him in his bed like she will with me. She was pretty displeased when we first brought Connor home. so seeing them play together now makes me smile.

(She also didn’t much care for moving to this house almost five years ago — in fact, she hid behind the toilet on moving day and wouldn’t come out until we were upstairs in bed that night.)

Mei will be 14 years old this Spring. Sometimes she moves a little slower down the stairs than she used to, and sometimes I take note of her now-bony haunches. Other times, though, she tears ass through the house like she’s always done.

I suspect we still have many good years left with Mei Kitty, but I tend not to take the cuddles and the playtime for granted anymore.

“Mei!” I call to my cat. “Come on in. Time to close the sunroom!” She stands, stretches and walks into the house. This is normal. Crazy cat.

This is a picture of our family (including Mei Kitty) in a hot air balloon, except Connor … ift.tt/1FXE6W7 t.co/GT3HkPMpF9