Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday Snapshot -- Pets

To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post on Alyce's blog At Home With Books. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.
Most weeks, my husband and I are home with our 16-year-old son while the other kids are at college. Sixteen can be a hard age for talking, but the one bridge I've found between adolescent and parent is the cats. Even on his most sullen days, he's willing to admire the cuteness of a cat or laugh at clumsy antics.
Last night, my daughter came into my bedroom to say good night once she came home from her evening activities. She promptly scooped up both cats that lay at the foot of my bed. A few minutes later, my 16-year-old came in to kiss me good night.
"Got any cats?" he asked in the darkness before he left the room.
I told him his sister had snatched the cats before he returned. He can rest assured that next week the cats will be all his again with the other kids back at school. And that left me wondering if the kids come in at night to reassure me they're home or whether they're only in search of their favorite things in the house -- our pets.

Hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend (if you're in the U.S) or a great middle of November if you're in another part of the world.

19 comments:

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

Soooo cute! I love cats - glad your kids do too.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the idea of the cats as a "bridge." Whatever works, IMO. I used to find they would talk more when I was driving them somewhere.

Cute cats, too! Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

LOL - they really can sleep anywhere -- so cute.

Book Savvy Babe said...

aww, pets are awesome! Thanks for sharing- Book Savvy Babe

Vicki said...

I'd hate to live without animals! We have a cat that looks very much like yours. And of course, I love my dog!
Here's my Saturday Snapshot

bermudaonion said...

Pets are wonderful for kids because they're so accepting. I found my son would open up the most when we were riding in the car.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I never thought about the pets being a bridge but it makes sense. They're a neutral party that everyone adores!

Christine Harding said...

Cats do bridge the gap between generations I think. Love the pictures. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/zAoio

Shari Green said...

Very cool that your cats help keep you connected with your son! :)

Nupur said...

Such a sweet post! Pets are the most powerful members of the family :)

Your cat reminds me of my former roommate's cat named Oreo. Miss her!

Brona Joy said...

I love the amazing stretches and poses a cat can do - well captured :-)

Louise said...

Interesting idea of the cats forming a bridge between the generations, lovely shots of the cats draping themselves about the place.

Alyce said...

They are cute cats, nice that they bring everyone together.

Ginx Craft said...

Oh it would be so great to be that relaxed.

edgar said...

It's wonderful your children greet you goodnight. And reassure you they are home.
Very nice photos of the cats.Beautiful colors.

Online Dog Shop said...

LOL - they really can sleep anywhere -- so cute.

Thank You for sharing with us.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This is a delightful story, and I just uttered a little "awwww" as I read it. "Got any cats?" I just love it! I can remember when one of my sisters and I used to fight over a kitty and whose turn it was to sleep with the cat and whose turn it was to turn out the light. I would usually "steal" the kitty after she fell asleep.

It sounds to me like your kids are well-grounded and that you communicate quite well with them.

Bises,
Genie

Esme said...

That cat pose is hilarious.

Sim said...

I missed your Saturday Snapshot - I think I posted mine and then raced off to see Les Miserables without visiting anybody! Sorry about that.
That was poignant; your daughter coming into your bedroom scooping up cats and your sons' Got Cats? both show how comfortable they are to show you their softer side. Especially your son. Boys are so stubborn and closed off; it can be tough to break through. Hey! Cute cats pix though.

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