A Mother’s Guilt

You know how mom’s talk about feeling guilty and torn leaving their kids, while going to work? I often thought they were f’d in the head for not wanting time away from their children until my little one starting pulling this shit whenever I try to leave in the morning (and yes, my baby is a cat. Stop judging).

Ted has a perch right by my front windows that allows him to look over his mighty kingdom of the backyard. As soon as he hears the clink of my ring hit the doorknob, he immediately engages me in a stare down.

What? Where do you think you're going?!

What? Where do you think you’re going?!

He then quickly tip toes like he’s prancing on a high wire over the windowsill with high hopes of preventing my exit.

Sneak attack

Tricky Teddy’s balancing act with no safety net. So daring.

A blur of gray appears before my eyes.

The mad dash

The mad dash.

High hopes the door swings back open.

High hopes the door swings back open.

And then, I regretfully look as I draw the door shut. That face. Oh how the guilt washes over me as I gently shut the door.

Last ditch attempt with a strong paw

Last ditch attempt with a strong paw…

Is it too much to dream about being a stay-at-home cat mom? I mean, I would be the best one ever. Just ask Teddy.



36 thoughts on “A Mother’s Guilt

  1. Tricia says:

    Oh I had to chuckle! I can relate – I would LOVE to be a stay at home cat mama too! The pathetic pussy pouty faces we get when we leave can be so extreme it makes us come back in scratch ears and chins for a few minutes more and accept being late to work!

  2. Healthy Glow Nutrition says:

    I meant to come and comment but I have been stupid busy but I saw it on my phone and laughed my ass off! I had a cat over 19 years ago 😦 When I was younger and went out my cat would hit the slot in the door for the mail all night until I got home. It got so bad in the house that my mother made me take my cat on sleepovers to my friends house. So I would carry him in the carrier and the way we went. It was crazy how he would behave without me around. Poor cat, I still miss him 😦 Poor Teddy, he misses you 😦 If I lived closer I would gladly watch him 🙂

    • OMFG. You took your cat to sleepovers!!!! That is SO funny! Aren’t our little feline creatures clever, beating against the mail slot so they’re never away from their Mamas? You’d be first on my list for a cat nanny! I would make Teddy be an angel…if that’s even possible. 🙂

      • Healthy Glow Nutrition says:

        Yup! And that’s just a start. He would sleep face to face on my pillow, would sit on the edge of the tub, would be literally up my ass if I let the poor bugger. He was like a child. I love that about him though 😦 when I was younger it was a pain but now I wish I had him here. I feel very flattered to be on top of your list of cat nanny’s. Teddy would be spoiled beyond belief (as if he isn’t enough already) 🙂

      • Oh how sweet! I’m sure you miss your little fur baby! I’m happy to share Teddy with you – and consider yourself hired!!

  3. Ms B. BAD says:

    you are just too funny!!

  4. If I hit the lotto tonight, I’ll come stay through the week and be Teddy’s nanny. On the weekends, I’ll hire a driver to tool me, you and Ted around town. How’s that!?

  5. Hahaha I love your post!! Take care of him and yes indeed, animals are our kids!!

  6. dannadesigns says:

    Awwwwe…he misses you. What a sweet kitty.

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