Not sure when it happened, but over the last couple of weeks/months/years, I’ve taken to getting up early in the morning on a Saturday. During the week, the alarm clock rings at 5:45A.M., so it isn’t very surprising that I’m up at around that time on the weekends now. Today was no exception. I did have a little help from a friend. At 5:52A.M., Serendipity decided it was snuggle time when she jumped on my bed, meowed at me, and snuggled in loudly purring. I’ve since gotten out of bed and made a cup of coffee. Time for some *me* time.
Speaking of Serendipity, she’s been remarkably needy recently. It was not unexpected after losing Earl. The two had been a pair until very recently (as an aside, Earl seemed to go downhill very fast after he was diagnosed. It was like a switch was flipped and he went from what looked like an older cat who was losing weight but otherwise normal, to very not normal in the span of a few hours. My heart of hearts tells me that he’d been hiding his true condition from me and after we knew, he could stop the brave cover-up job.) when it became clear that he wasn’t doing well. Not very long after that (and not yet blogged) was the yearly family cruise. I’d post pictures here, but I haven’t quite downloaded them all from the camera yet. More on the cruise later but suffice it to say, we left on February 12th and returned on the 21st. A neighbor came in once a day to feed Serendipity, but otherwise, she was alone, and Twizzler the snake doesn’t make for a great companion.
In the days we’ve been back, she’s been stuck to my side. I don’t remember her ever waking me up in the middle of the night for attention. She did that Sunday night, and every night since. Poor thing. Wonder if this is the new normal or has she finally mellowed? Time might tell if I weren’t about to shake things up later today. But there’s time before that event and I’m off to snuggle with my cat and get in a little quiet knitting before the rest of the house rises.
…updates to follow