Ah Freaky Friday, where all the weird posts go...
TBT here: Some of us Beings have BAD HABITS. One of mine is smoking. So, to protect the Mews, when I do that, I turn on the house fan, open the computer room window, and close the computer room door so that the smoke gets forced out the window and not into the house.
None of the Mews like being separated from me for hours, and they go sleep on the waterbed and wait.
Except Iza. Everytime I open the door on those late nights, she is sitting right there, waiting. She doesn't try to push into through the open door. She just... Waits. Her eyes say "are you done yet?" and most times the answer is "no, not yet"! So she waits right at the door.
Of all the cats I have ever had (including Skeeter who is still my heart cat), Iza wants my presence more than any I have known.
I can't say it is exactly "needy" because she is fine as long as I am "generally" around. And it isn't as if she whimpers at the door like a child or dog. She is just "there" waiting.
I think it is partly because she is a Tonkinese and they love their people, but mostly because she is Iza and she loves ME! I get serious guilt sometimes closing her out of the room. And she just waits patiently...
But eventually, my answer to her constant question is "yes, Iza, I am done for the night". And she understands that because my movements have changed. She jumps up onto the bed with Ayla and Marley, and waits until I crawl under the covers and demands HER time. She must get under with me and push herself against me.
So then I have to pull her claws off me (she uses them trying to make me not move). I move her around slighty so that I can sleep but she is still in contact. I give her scritches all over, then keep an arm in touch so that she can fall asleep being held loosely.
She can sleep under the covers against me all night. I don't know how she gets enough air. But she is happy tummy to tummy or butt to butt.
All she really wants in life is me...
I am not worthy of such singular attention.
While Ayla and Marley were out on the deck, 2 evenings ago, I gave Iza treats in the shape of a heart. She doesn't know what that means, but I do.
Happy Valentine's Day, Iza...