My Momâ€™s Obsession With Her Cat
My mom isnâ€™t the kind, loving, baking, story-telling, joyful mother you might imagine. Growing up, she was cynical, coldâ€”all my childhood memories of being teased or hurt are from this woman. She was even physically abusive. Now she has this cat. And when I come over to visit my parents, she is constantly all over this cat. You canâ€™t touch the cat, because sheâ€™s too busy kissing it and petting it and shoving food at it. Sheâ€™s always nuzzling into the cat or pressing her face against it. She whispers sickeningly sweet lovey-dovey things to her â€œperfect, precious little babyâ€. She will recline in the chair and hold the cat and go to sleep. If you try to pet the cat, sheâ€™s infuriated. Not only is the baby talk and over-mothering of this fuve year old cat irritating to watch/listen to, but she had two of her own kids that she ignored and abused.