Due to the recent spaying of two of the girls in my house, I've been locking kitties out of my room when I go to sleep at night. I don't need blood or scabs or anything on my bed, and since I won't let them in, eveyone else has to stay out too. This is heartbreaking to their brother, Cuddles, who has spent every night of his life since he was 8 weeks old curled up under my chin. (Who is currently kneading my chin with his paw, trying to get my attention OFF the laptop.) Within the last few days, Cuddles has realized that as soon as he hears my phone open or hears me start typing a text, that means I'm awake. As soon as he hears it, he's at the door, crying like he's dying and sticking paws under the door. And he'll keep doing it until I open the door and either let him come sit in my lap in bed, or go out and sit with them all in the living room and let him get his cuddle time in. I can sit in bed awake for an hour or two, reading or writing or checking email, and he won't bother me. But just as soon as he hears the phone, that tells him I'm awake. I've never had a dog that's made that connection. It's annoying but hopelessly cute at the same time. All he wants is some cuddle time.
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8/29/09 at 11:53am