Vivian’s View From Here: A Little Help From My Friends

Hey peeps and pets! Vivian K. Perry here, guest hosting for Jennifer today.

Since my last post, my humans have noticed something about me. It seems I’ve gained a new appreciation and affection for the other “critters” around my house. Most likely it’s because I’m craving the companionship of my peers, so to speak. I guess I still miss my sister Maisie who had always been a part of my life since we were womb-mates. I can hardly believe it’s been nearly a year since we said our goodbyes.

Maisie

The first new friend my humans noticed was this stuffed doggie on the spare bed. All of a sudden I’d started taking naps with him.

And this past Easter, I took a noticeable shine to the bunny on our entertainment stand. Jennifer told me she’s made an appearance every spring since I’ve been born, but this is the first year I made her my buddy. While the humans watch TV, I’m usually sprawled out here next to her. Although Easter has passed, my bunny gets to stay.

Here’s another little pal. As much as I know my humans love me, I guess I need a few smaller friends to dote on. They don’t say much, but then, Maisie was pretty quiet too.

“Cats are mysterious; they have more on their minds than we could ever imagine.”
– Walter Scott

“You can’t ever be a cat owner; in the best of cases it allows you to be their companion.”
– Harry Swanson

29 thoughts on “Vivian’s View From Here: A Little Help From My Friends

  1. Some of my cats are attached to inanimate things. Mollie had her bunny. We buried it with her when she left us. Morgan has a square of fleece that she carries around. Everybody needs something or someone. Perhaps another kitty?

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    1. Despite the fact I’ve had cats most of my life, I didn’t know it was such a thing for some of them. Not sure we should get another cat right now but I might invest some time in getting a more reasonable facsimile. 😻

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  2. Based on your experience, I am going to rummage through the kids’ old stuffed animals (currently sequestered in a box) in search of a pal for our kitty, who lost his brother in October. He certainly has been more needy of his humans since then, but somehow we don’t seem to offer quite what he’s craving.

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    1. Aw, poor kitty! He sounds just like Viv in grief. Audrey, it’s at least worth a try. Maybe find one with big ears and/or eyes for him to focus on, and give it time. And please let me know if it works for him. xx

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  3. Vivian–you selected a couple of perfect quotes for your post today. We know you still miss Maisie, but she is probably smiling at your new little buddies. And she also knows that will never be as cute as she was! XO– Parker, Piper, and Pumpkin.

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