Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I Got You Babe #RecipeForMoments




This is a love story. I have a well-earned hard-as-nails, take-no-prisoner, bad you-know-what reputation. My furrends, however, know that deep down inside I’m a Daddy’s girl. That’s why I’m happy to be participating in the Nature’s Recipe for Moments campaign presented by Nature’s Recipe®. I want the world to know about the special bond I have with my Pop. It started when he fell hard for my photo on PetFinder.com.

Ten days after I forced my way into the condo,  he went into hospital for major back surgery. Pop was gone for a week during which I terrorized both The Woman and the other cat who was adopted with me, Mitzi. TW was ready to bring me back to the shelter. 

It’s not easy to take a pic with Pop. Our moments are early, before
he gets properly dressed. You can see how happy I look when
Pop FURminates me or when he holds me. Sigh!

When Pop finally came home, I looked at him like “who the heck are you” but then, in the weeks that followed, we developed a special relationship.

CK: They say I’m young and I don’t know / Won’t find a home until I’m grown
Pop: Well I know that’s not true / Cos I found you and CK you found me

Pop ignored the look I gave him and retired to what had become my bed to rest up. I jumped on the bed at Pop’s feet. Every time his feet moved, I bit his toe. Around that time, Pop noticed the unique markings on my face and referred to them as—gasp—“devil horns." You guys know me better than that! I protected him in bed but when he got up to eat or wash or shave, I would get up with him. Of course, first I would take a walk around the condo and start singing for him. Pop would call me and I’d come running. He started talking to me all day like I was a human.

Pop: I got tuna in a can / and I’ll clean your litter pan
CK: And when I’m bad, you calm me down / and if I get scared, you’re always around

Being feral, I wouldn’t let him touch me, but he could admire my stunningness. This went on the entire seven weeks he was home on disability. We developed a special bond over that time that still goes on. Slowly, I started to let Pop pet me; only three strokes before I went for him.

CK: So let them say I claw and bite / I don’t care, Pop loves me with all his might
Pop: Then put your little paw on me / I’ll help you climb atop your new cat tree

Our special bond continues to this day. Every morning I make Pop get up at least a half hour early so he can make a big fuss over me before he shaves. First, he pets me while I sit on the floor, then when I feel like it, I let him pick me up and hold me. He whispers sweet nothings in my ears like “You’re more stunning today then you were yesterday" and how much he loves me. Finally, I sit on the chair near him and purr; sometimes it’s even a double purr. He pets me and whispers little nothings to me all the time just like when we were first home together only now I encourage it. I let him pet my nose and give me head scritches. The last part of the ritual every day is the big fuss Pop makes before he leaves for work. “So long Sweetie. I love you very much. Behave yourself and I’ll see you tonight." Let me tell you, I can’t wait till I hear his key in the door. When he gets home. I race to meet him at the door so happy we’re finally reunited.

Pop: I got you to bite my hand
CK: I got you to unnerstand
Pop: I got you to walk with me
CK: I got you to talk to me

We have our special bonding moments during the week like “Keisha and a Movie,” when I sit next to him on the couch to watch TV and our Easy Sunday. I love to lay on the chair next to him on Sunday mornings while he reads the Sunday paper cos I know I’ll get lots of scritches.

Pop: I got you to kiss goodnight
CK: I got Pop to hold me tight
Pop: I got you, I won’t let go
CK: I’ll bite you, I love you so!

Both: I got you, Babe.
(with apologies to Sonny & Cher)

I’m sure if you axed my Pop, he’d tell you he couldn’t live without his “Smokey Gray Diva” and I wouldn’t still be here if it wasn’t for my Pop.

Our story is a part of the #RecipeForMoments blog hop hosted by BlogPaws. Link up below to share your story of the bond you and your pet share. What do you think your pet feels in your special moments? Five random U.S. winners who link up their blog post will win a Nature’s Recipe® lightweight collar camera to capture special moments from their pet’s point of view. See BlogPaws for official rules and details.

This post is sponsored by Nature’s Recipe on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Nature’s Recipe for Moments on behalf of Nature’s Recipe, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nature’s Recipe is not responsible for the content of this article.








38 comments:

Sweet Purrfections said...

Such a wonderful bond between your Pop and you.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

There is just no way I can write a post like that about my human, MOL!

Katz Tales said...

Ooooooooooh! Snuggles! We do that too :-)

Patty Woodland said...

That is such a wonderful story. I think I have a tear in my eye.
Ooops, no it was a piece of hay

Lone Star Cats said...

What a sweet post - y'all have got a special bond!

Molly The Wally said...

Nothing better than being a daddys' girl CK. How sweet you are in daddys' arms. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

It's sweet that you have a soft side with your Daddy, CK!

Brian said...

I so enjoyed that CK and I could feel that special love!!!

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That is an absolutely beautiful story, CK! You are so lucky to have each other :)

Katie Isabella said...

CK, you made my day and mom's too, and we are not just saying that. We mean it. 100%.

love and smoochies!

Katie Isabella said...

And seeing your closed eyes while you get your holding, smooching and lovins just makes us happy right here. Loved the blog.

Judi said...

What a beautiful story!

Carma Poodale Allen said...

That is the sweetest story. It brought a tear to my eye. You got one heck of a pop there.

CatInTheFridge said...

awww. you guys obviously have a special bond. look at all those lovely hugs. :) - Crepes.

Tamago said...

What a sweet sweet love story! You look so happy with your Pop in these photos. And I love how you talk to each other :-)

The Furries of Whisppy said...

What an absolutely beautiful post about your special relationship with your Pop, CK!

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Beautiful and lovely post!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

AwwwWWWWWWwwww! That is so sweet! In a yes-you-are-still-tough kind of way! But this is still so sweet!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK...thiz bee a total lee rockin way sooper kewl mega magnificent post bout ewe N yur dad !!!! we hope ewe win de camera collar !!!! high paws ta yur popz !!

meowmeowmans said...

That's awesome, CK. We love that you and Pop have such a special bond!

Anonymous said...

CK I'd say you really lucked out AND your Pop did too...you two make a very cuddly pair. The photos say it all...you're definitely got each others' back (front and sides too...haha).

Hugs, Sammy

Kruse Kats said...

I never knew all that. You brought tears to mom's eyes. That says something. Live ya

Pasha said...

CK, you melt like butter in your Daddy's arms :)

The Island Cats said...

Aw, CK...it was nice to see you being such a daddy's girl.

Eileen said...

What a wonderful story of love and trust! Mom says she likes your version of the song better too.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Mariodacat said...

Oh CK, you outdid yourself this time. Love your song, love your special story, and love you. SMOOCH Dad's are great aren't they (well mom's too - I have to say that cuz she's typing for me).

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

That's the bestest story I ever read, my darling girl! And *I* know why you love your Pop so much ::shhhh:: ::looks around furtively:: He's almost as furry as you!!!

Kitties Blue said...

C.K., What a fabulous post and love story. We know how close you and your dad are, but to hear it in song and from the beginning with all the photos was extra special. Mom says anything she could write, couldn't compete. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Katie and Glogirly said...

Oh, CK...what a beautiful love story.
I just knew there was something special inside that heart of yours! I loved how you told your story too. So very special.

You know, the Precious Moments people are really smart to have people tell their stories. What a GREAT idea!

xoxo thanks for warming our hearts today,
Glogirly & Katie

Clooney said...

Oh CK, what a special love you and your Pop have and such adorable pictures.

Ann Staub said...

Aw CK, I just loved reading your story! So sweet :) Now I keep imagining you dressed as Cher...

Laurie Eno / The Daily Corgi said...

I love a story from a cat's perspective! And working in lyrics from Sonny and Cher? Genius.

Rock on!

Willow said...

CK that smile shows how much a time with Pop is the best. Totally melts.

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

It sounds like the bond between CK and Pop really is special. I enjoyed reading about it. Thanks for sharing.

Austin Towers said...

Oh you big softy!! I knew it!! Now The Staff is getting ideas! Hmmm!?

Anonymous said...

Hi Keisha,

I just popped in to meet you and say Hi and Mum wants me to tell you that that's the sweetest story she's ever heard.

RiverfrontCats said...

This story melt our heart. So sweet. Thank you for sharing!

Clueless_Mama said...

She is a beautiful kitty with an even more beautiful story:)