Poor Chloe. Her little world is about to be turned upside down in a matter of weeks, and I think she’s figuring it out. We feel a little bad about what the baby is going to do to her life and are now trying to get in the last weeks of spoiling her as an only cat.
Chloe’s afraid of children. When babies or kids are at our house, you can find her on top of a bookcase, or in the box spring of our bed. I don’t know what a baby did to her in her previous life, but it’s carried over and scared her to death.
The office is no longer her sleeping place. It’s part nursery, part dumping grounds. That chair pictured above? It’s being moved to the nursery at some point. So now her resting places downstairs are changing.
This evening when I got home, I realized Chloe wasn’t acting quite herself. Kenny noticed it a little today too. And in a few months when she has these days, we won’t be able to react as we did today (more petting, monitoring her, you know…the stuff that crazy cat moms do.)
And before I get comments on what she may do when a baby arrives, I have no fear that Chloe will be fine. I’ll still be her favorite human, and she’ll still sleep next to me (because we’re not co-sleeping.) I have no worries about her getting too close to the baby (see the part where I mentioned she’s terrified of kids) and the nursery door will be closed when baby is asleep, and we’re sleeping, just so she can’t make the crib her new bed.
For now, I guess we’ll go back to spoiling her as much as possible before her world is rocked. I’m pretty sure she deserves it. 🙂