A Picture To Melt My Heart

It’s been a long time since a picture has touched me the way this one does that I’m sharing today.

Yesterday, Gypsy had an appointment with the vet: it was a routine check-up, and her distemper and rabies shots were due.  Motor Man said that he’d go with me to take her.

Gypsy could NOT have been any better. She only meowed once on the trip to the vet (it’s about a mile). We had to wait for about 20 minutes once we got to the office, but she never made a sound. Once in the examining room, she didn’t fight or cry or squirm to get away.

The vet and assistant left the room to check the results of a test, and we weren’t sure if they were finished with Gypsy’s exam. I was standing by the examining table, rubbing her and talking to her. She wasn’t quivering, but we could tell she was apprehensive.

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Motor Man reached over and picked her up and cradled her in his arms. She was perfectly content there until the vet came in and said we were good to go.

I know some guys don’t care much for cats. When I was a child, our neighbor and landlord (an older man) once said to me: “I never found much for a cat to do”.

But Motor Man and Gypsy have definitely bonded, and it’s so obvious how safe and loved she feels with him.  (Hey, Gyp-Gyp, I know the feeling.)

~These Days Of Mine~

23 responses to “A Picture To Melt My Heart

  1. Well there’s no doubt about it – Gypsy the “Shop Cat” has found her Motor Man…..they spend so much time together there they really are quite close and she obviously adores him (and vice versa!).


  2. That melted my heart as well! Sweet!

  3. Men who love cats and aren’t afraid to show it are the bestest guys! I am serious.. find a man who loves cats and you will find a kind man with the best heart. Was no doubt about Motor Man!!!

  4. You are right, it is a wonderful picture and you and gypsy are so very lucky.

  5. The perfect picture to show what a loving, protective man MM is. I know Gypsy-girl was comforted after that snuggle.

  6. It’s so nice to have an extra pair of arms along to take pets to the vet making it a family affair. Gypsy knows she’s a member of the family and all is well. Very sweet picture.

  7. So precious! Cats are wonderful judges of character, and Gypsy knows JR’s is gold!

  8. Really sweet and “But Motor Man and Gypsy have definitely bonded, and it’s so obvious how safe and loved she feels with him. (Hey, Gyp-Gyp, I know the feeling.)” says it all. You’re both VERY blessed.

  9. Aw, that is a heart melter for sure! Gypsy certainly did feel safe in Motor Man’s arms just like you. 🙂 My hubby likes cats too but he likes any pet since he never had one as a child.

  10. There is no doubt you “girls” have a great guy taking good care of you.

  11. Aw! What a great picture! I’m sure he comforted her. I’m lucky because my husband loves cats. Ellie

  12. A strong man is a man that is confident with his softer side! I love how Jr. loves Gypsy! She (and you) are lucky girls indeed! That picture is worth a thousand feelings….

  13. 😉 .. watching out for her …..

  14. That pigture is heartmeltingly adorable ^_^


  15. Sweet photo……they are buddies.

  16. such a sweet picture .. Gypsy has it all figured out 🙂 MJ

  17. I love a man who is not afraid to show his tender side. Animals tend to bring that out in them, I’ve found. Very sweet Motor Man.

  18. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    A special guy and kitty for sure.

  19. I think that picture melts a lot of hearts in cyberspace too.

  20. That is a sweet photo, and the story behind it is even better.

  21. Very sweet in many ways.

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