Saturday, April 30, 2011

Patience


This is my view from bed every morning.

Around 5:30, Zelda jumps up on the bed, and gently kisses HOB on the nose. She then moves to the nightstand, sits, and waits for him to get her breakfast.

I am sure HOB wishes all the females in the house were this patient.


51 comments:

Holly Ruggiero said...

5:30 - yipes.

Catherine said...

Haha ~ there's nothing like being woken up by a hungry feline. Though it's usually me that is being stared at.

Cute post!
xo Catherine

welcome to my world of poetry said...

My late cat Tabitha used to sleep on top of the wardrobe and jump down each morning to awaken me.

Yvonne.

Lin said...

I'm thinking that's the "Evil Stare of Do-what-I-want" and NOT patience! He does get up and feeds her, right? See? It works!

Out on the prairie said...

I have one who waits for me in the kitchen all night long, waiting for that feeding moment.

Pat said...

Boy you sure know how to train a cat!

Leah J. Utas said...

Zelda has him well-trained.

Daisy said...

Ha ha ha! The cat I used to have would come up on my pillow right next to my head and either purr in my ear or, if I took too long getting up, chew on my hair. :D

Old Kitty said...

Awww what a good kitty!!! Yay for Zelda!!!! Take care
x

ds said...

I am going to send Miss Moo to Zelda for etiquette lessons. Her idea of the best way to begin the morning is to stand on Mr. L-S's chest and yowl...

Laura said...

Our old cat, Boo, used to only sleep in our bed when my husband was gone. I would wake up in the middle of the night and her face would be about a foot away from mine...and she would be staring at me.
Oh, and she did like to wake us early every day. She just didn't understand the concept of weekends...

jenny_o said...

BB, d'you think if you gently kissed HOB's nose at 5:30 and sat on the nightstand, that you'd eventually get your breakfast prepared for you?? Huh??

Nicolasa said...

hahaha, that is too cute and funny! PS. My great-grandmother's name is Zelda!

Ms. A said...

I need to take a lesson from Zelda, but I don't think I'd fit on the nightstand.

Josh Hoyt said...

That made me laugh maybe because I can relate.. to hob that is :) I love cats and I miss having one:(

Shan said...

That HOB gets two females in bed every morning ought to be more than sufficient.

Mary Ann said...

That wouldn't work in my house...not with the Deva. She was named that for a reason...sigh:)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

LOVE this so much, Betty. My cats are such a part of the family. :)

Happy weekend to you!

Desiree said...

Oh, isn't she adorable! And she certainly knows how to charm the men in your family ;)

Tracy said...

hah, don't you just love it? gotta love all of them-even when it's 4:00 in the morning!
:)

EmptyNester said...

I thought you were going to share the secret to patience with us! I even yelled at my computer for taking so long to get to your site! LOL

Hubs gave up on me being patient a long time ago.

baygirl32 said...

a bit of an early waker isn't she? patience is not something I'm good at

Hilary said...

Not a bad way to awaken. My morning is similar.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Awww...how cute! and patient. :-)

Madi and Mom said...

MOL BB....I think I miss the patience gene too. Maybe you and I are related. Zelda is quite beautiful.
Hugs Madi

Brian said...

Zelda is very smart!!! Have a great weekend Betty!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Leave it to a female kitty! How adorable.

Flartus said...

That's amazing. No mrrrowing, no head walking, no belly kneading? What a polite cat!

So, did you take your camera to bed with you in order to get this shot? Or did you have one implanted in your eye? Just curious. :)

Debbie Day said...

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Debbie Day
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faye said...

In our house it is a bit reversed...
Bob wakes the dog at 5:30 am and then she just snuggles under the cover until
7 or 8 am... lazy dawg !!

Chuck said...

Betty, that is such a great angle for the shot. What a proper feline you have...my dog just farts in my face as a way to say "get and take me out!" He's kinda pushy that way.

Marlene said...

Cute kitty!!! When we had a kitty, she would sit on our chests in the morning until we woke up to feed her!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That is so sweet. I'm glad Zelda lets you sleep in while HOB attends to his morning cat duties. You trained her well.
xoRobyn

Anne Gallagher said...

My cat climbs on the window sill always setting off the radio to wake me up. If that doesn't work, she climbs on the high boy and bats whatever's on top, off. If that doesn't get me out of bed, then she scratches on the underside of the mattress. By then, I'm ready to kill her because it's usually around 3:30 in the morning. Thankfully most days I go back to sleep. Others, I hit the computer screen.

Have a great weekend.

Peggy K said...

Does Zelda then walk between his legs as he's walking to the kitchen, practically tripping him on the way???
And wait...You took the camera to be in order to get this morning shot????

Ann said...

Well isn't Zelda just the sweetest. The cat I used to have would stand on the headboard and repeatedly bat at my head until I woke up. He had no problem with using the claws if he had to.

Katherines Corner said...

giggle, not such a bad way to start your day :-)

Deborah said...

LOL ... I'm sure he does! :o)

slommler said...

Oh how sweet!! And definitely patient!! What a cutie
Hugs
SueAnn

Talli Roland said...

Aw, Zelda! I want one! But maybe not at 5:30 am...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm almost afraid to ask what you do to your husband in the morning!

Theresa Milstein said...

Zelda resembles my cat Shaggy.

Ha, so you're not so patient? When it comes to food, I'm not either! Come to think of it, neither is my cat.

Joann Mannix said...

Hi Betty,

I just wanted to give you a little wave and let you know I miss your blog dearly. I should be back here in just a few short weeks.

I wish my Sophie dog was this patient. She knows that sunrise brings the squirrels and she hits me with her big clunky paw nonstop every morning, until she gets me out of bed so she can become the squirrel hunter.

Susan in the Boonies said...

What a good, sweet kitty!

gayle said...

So cute!! Glad she waits:)

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Gosh, a sweet kitty! My dog waits for us at the foot of the staircase.

Pat Tillett said...

Just one more example of how smart cats are...
Why oh why, do we have four of them?

Georgina Dollface said...

If patient means tapping your head (open clawed no less) every five seconds and then swooshing everything off the nightstand with her tail until you get up to feed her, then I suppose my cat is patient too.
Your tuxedo cat is gorgeous by the way! - G

leelee said...

I am so jealous that this sweet kitty does not cry and moan like ours does every morning! I dream of kisses on the nose and kitty patience. :)

Title Loans said...

Cats have far more patience in one day then I will have in a life time. I think that's something that will never change. Don't you? It's just not in our genetics!
Ava

Baby Sister said...

Hahahaha. That is awesome. I should do that when I'm married...I just don't know if I can be that patient...