Those of you that read desert fete know I dote on our cat Manray to no end. But I think it would be impossible to over exaggerate how batty in love with him I am. For the past few years he has slept (almost exclusively) at night curled up with me. His head on my pillow next to mine, his little body cradled over my arm and under the blanket (like a little person), in the nook of my neck. (A dorky cat/person spooning position.) He loves being held. And it just seems to be increasing exponentially lately. I didn't relate this to the possibility that he knew something was up, until Celia mentioned it.
Poor, poor kitty. He is about to get his world rocked. His holding time is just going to go down. There is no way around it. And since we want to try out a bit of the cosleeping thing, his sleeping spot, for a while at least, will likely have to change. The other night we gave him flea medicine too late at night, so that it wasn't dry in time for bed. Since I obv didn't want that crap all over my face while I slept, I ended up convincing him to settle into a bed I made for him on his favorite blanket, on the bed between Ben and my own heads. And for the last few nights he has slept there. Which is kind of nice. Like I am weaning him* off the spooning? Of course, I am weaning him off the spooning by getting him used to sleeping in the spot that will soon be reserved for baby only. (Genius, I am.)
Maybe I should say poor me. The rational side of me knows he will be fine. He is a cat. He might be annoyed a first, but he will find a new spot to sleep, he will take the cuddles he can get, and deal with it. But the non rational side of me is worried that he is going to be so mad at the decreased attention, that he might just take up one of the many (many) offers he has for a new home. You can't have him! Unless he really wants to go. Sigh. It breaks my heart into pieces.
(I know you all shared your cat thoughts already. You don't even need to comment. I just needed to say all this while I was still pregnant. Did I really just write this long of a post about my damn cat? Issues.)