I’ve written before about the progress Cammie has made during her time with me. I wish I could claim credit for how much she has grown used to the things most cats do or have done to them, but I believe that with patience and affection, she would have responded similarly to anyone. This fact will not stop me from advertising new things that she does.
The princess loves to lie on my chest, where she purrs, moves to face one way, then the next, walk around and come back, seemingly enjoying herself the whole while. But for the first time, just this week, Cammie asked to lie on my chest.
I walked into the bedroom and Cammie, who was on the cat-tree looking out the window, jumped to a lower platform and started talking to me in her squeaking, staccato speech. She was leaning over the edge of the platform and definitely wanted me to do something. I guessed what it was. I lie down and she hurried over to get on my chest.
The way cats decide they want time with their humans is interesting and heart-warming. We can decide to spend a while petting them or playing with them, but now and then, they make the decision. They show that they like us and trust us. It’s why whenever Tucker ambles over from across the room to brush up against me; Josie wraps her rat-tail around my leg; Renn crawls up toward me when I wake in the middle of the night, or Cammie wants time to purr on my chest, I acknowledge them, and let them know I appreciate their efforts. They are, after all, telling us that they appreciate ours.