Saturday, March 03, 2007

Just as an FYI


This morning my kitten Ava (aka Lovey) was cuddling in bed with me. I was shirtless, and she nuzzled her furry little body against my bare skin, purring up a storm. How sweet.

Lovey turned toward me and started in with that paw-kneading thing that cats do when they're hungry. They think of their humans as mother figures, and they're trying to stimulate milk production.

This was all well and good. But then she actually tried to suckle.


I screamed.


I may be instituting a t-shirt policy in bed from here on in.

17 comments:

Old Lady said...

Mine like to get in my hair and do that. I call it making biscuits, or kneading bread.

Melinda June said...

that's disgusting. Ick.

Coaster Punchman said...

Oh, she does that one too, Old Lady.

MJ, yes.

Johnny Yen said...

I shared your horror. And you've answered a question I've long had-- just what the hell cats were doing when they did that.

Coaster Punchman said...

Johnny Yen, no kidding about the horror. Anyone who's ever dated me knows full well they are to stay 1,000 miles away. If I were an actual Mama on a desert island, my babies would just have to starve.

Dale said...

But won't Ava look funny in a t-shirt?

Coaster Punchman said...

Yes, especially with one wrapped tightly around her neck which could happen if she tries that shit again.

Creepy said...

What a face!

I've read that adult cats knead when they are content (my cat Josie always purrs while kneading). So once they are all grown up you can leave the shirt off.

Jake's Mom said...

Too much information. Funny...but way too much information.

Coaster Punchman said...

I hope so Creepy. Because I hate sleeping in a shirt.

I know Marg, isn't it great??

Dino aka Katy said...

autch that would suck

Coaster Punchman said...

She tried to, Dino!

"jew" "girl" said...

oh, wouldn't it be great if our beloved children knew the permanent damage they leave to our precious skin?!!?!?

still... we wouldn't trade it for all the bagels in brooklyn, would we?!

Coaster Punchman said...

Well Katie, all I can say is at the exact moment she put her rough little tongue on that painfully sensitive part of my body I would have considered trading her in. But only for that split second.

Bluez628 said...

She's the cutest lil kitty ! Looks like my old cat. Did you know its rare to find a female orange tabby?

Coaster Punchman said...

Yes, I have heard that. She is a rare gem, and a munchkin.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Dang Ava, "got Coaster?"