9.22.2008

Therapist Praline

If purring could be encapsulated, it'd be the most powerful anti-depressant on the pharmaceutical market.
~Alexis F. Hope

It will be okay, Mom!

One day last week Mom came home in a really bad mood, which isn't like her. Usually she is always smiling, laughing and generally in a good mood, even if she is a perfectionist. (Those are your words mom, not mine. You alway say are a little "anal".) She had a really bad day at work and her back was hurting, so she came home and just sat on the sofa depressed. Now, she did give me my treats and loving, but she just wasn't the same. I knew exactly what to do. I stretched out beside her, gave her "the look" and then gently placed my paw on her leg. Her expression immediately softened and I knew she would be okay. Sometimes, we kitties must take care of the beans.


Note from Mom: It really was a bad day. Usually Praline gets her welcome home loving and treats and she leaves for a little while. Sometimes she will lie down beside me, but she has never placed her paw on my leg the way she did that day. It was so sweet! She had that "cat sense" and knew I needed a little attention. Luckily, I had my camera right beside me to catch this tender moment.


Pee Ess - my birthday is this week - September 25. Get ready for a party - my 13th.

25 comments:

Brownie said...

Wow Praline, mom needs you ;D
hahahahahahahahaha

Wow, you're gonna have more age than my mom (she's 12, but don't tell anyone) :D

Evie/VampyVictor said...

awwws that made Momma melt!
We does have a cat sense, and we does like to show you how very much we loves you... though...
Miss Praline you showz much love by caring for your Momma like that :)

V-V

Tracey and Huffle said...

You are so good to your mum Praline. And you're gonna be a teenager! How cool!

Huffle Mawson

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh Praline....you are such a sweetie!!! My kitties always make me feel better!!!

ZOOLATRY said...

Sweet and smart and sensitive... we
knew she had it all!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

It is very hard for Mom's to stay in a bad mood when a cat is nearby.

The Meezers said...

awwww Praline, you are a wonderful girl!!!!

Mickey said...

Praline,your Mom is very lucky to have you to help her feel better!!!!! I can see why you calm your Mom down too ;) One look at your sweet face would make anyone happy!!!!!!!!!
Purrs Mickey

Lorianna said...

Oh Praline, how sweet of you! You knew just what Mommy Paula needed. I hope she is feeling better. I have been very down too. Tookie used to come to me when I was sad too. Billie will keep me company in the evening, but right now she is sleeping on my shoes in the kitchen. She loves shoes! I can't wait for you Birthday Praline! Billie is 13 too. :) So is Cody. It's a good age.
I hope your Monday is wonderful. Make sure Mommy Paula does something good for herself.
Hugs and Smoochies,
Lorianna and Billie the shoe Queen

GOMA+SACHIE said...

Oh I know exactly how you feel!! Cats are so good at reading our feelings and mood! they comfort us when we need it!! Praline is so sweet and tender kitty!! Thanks for reminding us how lucky we are to have kitteh is our lives!! xoxo Sachie

Niko and Cloud said...

That is so cool! We've been doing the same thing for our beans, we know they is still sad about Texas, so we come over and snuggle with our purrolators on high when they seem extra sad.

Tybalt said...

Praline, you take care of your mommy really well! I don't know where our mommies would be without us.

jenianddean said...

Good thing you were there for her, Praline. I really don't know what our beans would do with us some days.
--Jasper

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Praline, what a sweetheart you are. I am glad you were able to help your Momma. Did you get more treats?

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

What a sweet girl you are, Praline, for giving your mom "It's gonna be okay" paw taps. We do that too and it just melts our mom's heart.

JB's Big World said...

Good job, Praline. I take care of my mom too.
Woo hoo! Pawty at Praline's house! --JB

Sunny's Mommy said...

Praline, you take really good care of your Mom :-) I know she takes good care of you, too.

Daisy said...

Praline, you are very kind and understanding.

GRRRETA said...

Praline, you and your mom take such good care of each other. It's sweet that you know just when she needs a little extra attention.

Lux said...

Praline, that was so sweet of you to show your mom you care that way!

Toulouse said...

Miss Praline, you certainly do know how to comfort your mommy. We kitties have a special sense in us that picks up on our loved ones feelings. A true sign of love. I'm so glad you were there for her and that she is feeling better now!

Furkidsmom said...

We think it is very special when you can take care of your Mom like that. You must be very sensitive to her feelings!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Fin said...

We do know our people all right. Good work Sweet Praline.

Chesney Cats said...

It's so good of you to take care of your mom. We do that sometimes with our mama, we don't like it when she's sad or depressed.

Hugs & Purrs,
Sammy, Festus & Emma

Anita said...

Oh Praline, you are very sweet.

I love the quote! It´s 100% true!

Carmen (Anita´s mommie)