Originally Posted by gemlady
You forgot the cuteness alert!!
Ooops! Sorry 'bout that!
Poor baby was sooooooo sick back then. It took her months to recover from everything she had. Sunburn, the bite on her leg, malnourishment, parasites, lung worm, some growth in her neck, the effect of the herpes virus, especially in her right eye.... She lived in our bed, and we used to carry her to the litter box, fed her in bed, and give her water to drink out of a bottle cap.
She still loves to drink water out of a bottle cap, and meows for it like a treat numerous times a day, the little nut!
But sadly, no, she's not as snuggly. As her health improved, her energy levels went up. When we finally had her eye removed, her energy levels went up 1000%! She loved playing FAR more than cuddling at that point!
She still often likes to be picked up, and she'll ride around on my shoulder for a little while. But until the last year or so (she's four now), she MUCH preferred to "pet" us (by licking us) rather than being petted. It's only within the last year that she's really come to enjoy being petted, and will bump and push back for more. ....and that's only when she's been napping.
At night she will come down from her little basket and sleep on us - curled up in the crook of either my knee or Gary's - sometimes on us - our lower back or butt.
She doesn't purr 100% of the time any more - but she purrs for play, for pets, for food (dinner or treats) - and her water treat! It's just too funny, listening to her purr as she tries to eat or drink.
Like I said in her bio - she's LOVES being alive, and is busy driving us nuts living life to the fullest.