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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Occupation Means Nine Tenths of Possession


All I can say is that after the Battle Over Mom L’s Body last night, she will probably never let Dad P leave the house again at night.

Let me explain. You see, after the humans eat their dinner, then we all gather in the living room for TV time and whatnot. I get on the couch with Mom L. That is MY space as is Mom L MY human body to cuddle with. Dad P sits in his recliner chair with the foot stool up and The Kid Sage (TKS) get on a fleece blankie next to his body and he is HER human body to cuddle with.

The problem, as I am certain you can already see, is that we each have our OWN human body for snuggling and getting pets and attention at night. When there is one less human body, well then there  is a bit of a vacuum when it comes to snuggle space.

Dad P went to one of his community volunteer thingies last night so I had Mom L all to myself. She just needed to focus on ME, ME, ME. Ya might wanna know that I hide my thoughts inside the photo so you have to hover your schmousie over the photos to view what I am thinking.

So the night was shaping up just fine for me. But poor little TKS was left all alone, no human body to call her own and just her pitiful warm fleece blankie to snuggle with.

Where is my Dad P?

Where is my Dad P?

oh yeah, and I have to offer some apologies cuz all Mom L and I had to capture this whole fiasco of a battle was the smartie phone camera.

Moving along, I turned my back to rest my eyes and next time I look over at Mom L, guess what I see?

Oh Cat! I so hope Savvy doesn't notice me snuggled next to Mom L's leg.

Oh Cat! I so hope Savvy doesn’t notice me snuggled next to Mom L’s leg.

Yep, you are so right. TKS had slithered up on the opposite side of Mom L to get some snugglin’ and human body contact.

heh—heh—heh Bet Savvy doesn't know I am here

heh—heh—heh Bet Savvy doesn’t know I am here

As if I wouldn’t NOTICE her hugging my human! This was going to be the age old Possession Is Nine Tenths of The Law battle.

AHA! Caught you TKS! Stealing Mom L from me!

AHA! Caught you TKS! Stealing Mom L from me!

I simple could not believe what I was seeing. I had to take a moment and step away just to collect my thoughts about what the heck I was gonna do about this situation.

Seriously Mom L? Are you really gonna let her stay there?!

Seriously Mom L? Are you really gonna let her stay there?!

Once Mom L saw the look on my face, she took action and placed a 911 call to Dad P and advised him to step it up getting home or else he’d be on litter box duty forever! (not that he isn’t the primary scooper already).

And now you may be wondering who did get nine tenths of possession and claim Mom L’s body as their very own???


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29 thoughts on “Occupation Means Nine Tenths of Possession

  1. Mee-you Nana mee finkss you won thee 9/10’thss…Mumma L must have been a bit nervuss with you both so close.
    An Pappaw P will have to ree-schedule his nite time activiteess fur sure! Mew mew mew…..
    **paw patsss** Dharth Henry xXxXx

  2. Your mom is so lucky to have the two of you fighting over cuddles with her!

  3. Oh my mouses, Savvy! Good thing your mom got your dad to get home ASAP ’cause had that gone on for much longer, I don’t know WHAT you would have had to do!


  4. Yup absolutely no doubt in my mind, you won that, but out of compassion and act of Royal compassion gave TKS short term let on Mom L’s right leg, just till Dad P came home. You could maybe get TKS a surrogate leg for the next time Dad P goes away? purrs from your currently soggy pal in the UK. ERin

  5. tonkstail on said:

    Savvy, we’re POSITIVE you won that battle!

  6. Sharing is always a good idea…
    Have a great weekend…

    Noodle and crew

  7. meowmeowmans on said:

    Sharing is nice, but it’s not always easy! Right, Savvy?

  8. pilch92 on said:

    Maybe you could share being that it is Easter time.

  9. HAH! Of course my BFGF banished TKS and lived happily every after.

  10. Well, I do get confused easily, but Mom L. has two legs, two of you, easy to claim 10/10ths!

  11. That was kinda sneaky of TKS, Savvy. You certainly put her…and Mom L…in their places. 🙂

  12. I have the opposite problem, Savvy. I have to share myself between my humans so one doesn’t feel more neglected than the other.

  13. You DID make us smile Thank you!!!

  14. Look at the two of you, cuddling the same human so close together! It’s really amazing how far you have come, Savvy.

  15. The OP Pack on said:

    We are sure you won in the end, Savvy, but we bet Mom thought she was pretty special to be in such demand:)

    Woos – Ciara and Lightning

  16. Oh Savvy. In this household, mama is Emma’s human beddie – be it in the couch or the bed. Buster recently has become cuddly (never had before) and wants to snuggle in bed with mom. Emma upon seeing this will immediately whap Buster in the face. Happens every night. Also happening every night, mama sleeps with two cats and suffers hot flashes because of this.

    Emma and Buster

    • bwaahahahaha Sorry Mom, but MomL can totally relate! TKS crams herself against MomL’s back and I throw my butt on her chest and let me body slide down to keep maximum contact and MomL goes into a night sweat!! DadP just keeps on snoring away!!

  17. Two French Bulldogs on said:

    Thank goodness mom stepped in and saved the day
    Lily & Edward

  18. Our daddy is gone for a few days, and we are all having to share our mom. Not easy with so many of us. We think you won Mom L, Savvy, but we can’t be sure. Please come by our blog and see to what you are entitled but have been denied. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona Astrid, Lisbeth an Calista Jo

  19. How sneaky, TKS! Savannah, what about Sharing is Caring?

  20. I would place all my chewing bones on the russian blue princess… right? please don’t tell me that I lost all my bones Savvy….;o)

  21. hannahandlucy on said:

    Mum says she is always underneath us and hates it when we won’t move if she wants to have a snack. We also like to be the one nearest to her when she sits to watch the TV and the first one there won’t let the other one sneak up.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  22. Savannah, when I say the title, I assumed your post would be about issues we deal with here – with Purrseidon, that would be ladder possession and/or Easter basket rights (the biggie this week); or purrhaps Mr. M’s favorite thing: boxes.. Had no idea you cats got so possessive of people, though I should have noticed, since Mr. M generally has me in view when I’m inside and Purrseidon does the same thing with Master Munchkin. However, I guess that living ing FL, the body heat factor isn’t an issue.

  23. I have no doubt that you won that battle. Mom L is yours! That’s a no-brainer.

    Love and licks,

  24. Sharing the available “body” is tough isn’t it!!!!

    Hugs, Sammy

  25. Savvy, I am sure YOU did! Sage looks so guilty in those photos! She knows she is not supposed to be there.

  26. The Swiss Cats on said:

    You, of course ! We hope no kitty and no mom was hurt by the time your dad came home. Purrs

  27. Oh dear one day Savvy you’ll learn to share your mum with Sage,xx Speedy

  28. Well, you of course, Savvy, being there and having the older rights! Though I really hope you did not “claim the body” … it sounds weirdly like there was a fatality among your carers!

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