Sunday, August 3, 2014

Nanny Cat

Bugsy is doing a wonderful job at watching the baby along with J and I.

Examples of Bugsy going above and beyond the normal life of a cat:

Today he meowed like he was in pain to alert us that Little E had just had a really bad sneeze and pushed out the rest of snot I couldn't remove with the Nose Frida.  Mind you the saline drops and Nose Frida did a really good job but this snot must have come from deep within.

The other night he jumped off our bed and ran the short distance to the nursery when he heard Little E having a bad colic episode.  She did a big poop and it was contained but barely.  Thankfully Bugsy alerted us in time to avoid a blow out.

Two days ago Bugsy was fussing over the baby knowing her colic must be hurting her.  He got up on his hind legs and pressed his face against the screen mesh of the 4Moms Breeze playard.  Yes he is just that worried about his little sister.

Bugsy is a wonderful cat, great companion and puts all those myths about cats causing suffocation to an end in my book.  He hasn't jumped in either bassinet or her crib.  He hasn't swatted at her.  He hasn't tried to bite her.  We've introduced her to him and they are friendly.  Yes, even with her flailing arms he won't take objection to her and try to harm her.

Each of his good reactions to her gets him a treat.  Maybe the positive re-enforcement is also working?

It just boggles my mind why anyone would abandon Bugsy.  I can understand his first owner giving him up for adoption because her twins were allergic but the second and third owners just neglecting him and kicking him out really pisses me off.  From what I've read on his paperwork from his first owner he was also abandoned as a kitten.

Bugsy has a lot of love to give to his little sister and I love him for wanting to continue to be part of our family.  I can't picture our family without him being part of it.

Thank you Bugsy!


  1. Ah, what a sweet kitty! That's really awesome that he's doing so well with her! (love the look in her photo btw, so cute!). Our cats mostly ignore the kids. I think it's really great that he's bonding and caring about her... truly :)

  2. Aww...I am so glad that Bugsy is doing well with E :-)

  3. Cats are the best, aren't they? I love them.


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