Hello from heaven, friends! You’re all looking good from where I sit. Mama wants help with a problem — not a puppy problem — an issue with my feline sister Bella. Or at least mama thinks it’s an issue.
Bella is the most dog-like cat you could ever meet. She really has never identified with her kittiness, instead her behaviors are more canine-like. Bella’s always gotten on splendidly with her dog brothers (me, Wilber and Timmy E.) and like everyone in my family she misses my presence.
I have been visiting Bella more frequently, coming to her in her quiet moments, and she feels my energy completely. A couple of months ago Bella had a cancer scare. She had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor between her shoulder blades. The vet suspects it’s VAC— Vaccine Associated Cancer. Yes, this is scary. Humans vaccinate us thinking they’re doing the right thing, but the vaccines sometimes are the catalyst for cancer.
But that’s not what this post is about (although I foresee digging into this topic deeper at some point). Bella’s recovery was amazing. She’s always so easy going, loving and happy and even post-surgery she remained herself. Her downtime was short and her recovery quick. I had been whispering sweet angel encouragement to her and she found comfort in my presence.
I was giddy observing Bella fully recover, which got me thinking like my old mischievous earthbound self… Now here’s mama “issue”:
Bella has been acting like a maniac, tearing through the house, running on the sink and bouncing off the furniture. And she usually only does this as everyone else in the house is starting to fall asleep.
When Bella sees their eyelids closing, she starts her engines and off she goes. Bella finds the most enjoyment in trampolining off their bodies on the bed down to the floor and then races around. Then it’s more jumping and silliness. She is very, very disruptive to mama and the pups’ sleep.
So this is mama’s issue and for what she is seeking advice: how can she stop Bella from acting wild at night?
Dear readers, you can answer mama if you feel inclined and have had a similar experience. But I’m going to let you in on a little secret… I’m encouraging Bella to behave this way. You see, I am with her and I’m trying to get the others to notice that it’s me bouncing around the house.
I know when mama figures it out her irritation over Bella’s wacky nighttime exercise will melt into awe, knowing that her little baby man is always around.