ShelArchie … Yes that is what Craig calls myself and Archie

Wherever I am in the house Archie will be there on my lap, on the windowsill, on the bed, by my feet you name it. However it is not just Archie because if I know he is up, but he thinks I am out of the house I will call him as I miss/love his company and guess who comes running 🙂

I mention this because it has always been a joke between Craig and I with the name and that he always say we are one, but when I took Archie to the vet on Sunday the receptionist commented on our bond and how she can tell he trusts me totally. The receptionist asked Archie’s story and so I shared not realising that a young girl and her father where listening and it turned out the girl wanted a cat and was visiting to get some information.

My wise words afterwards was invest time in the very beginning with your moggie gaining trust, however long it may take (Archie, 4/5 months, Oscar 2 years, Henry 1 second). Play with them, show them affection, but also be aware that if they do not want this then give them space. Cats love space and they do tell you when they want to do these things, but every now and then they will surprise and play and love your attention when you want to give (not too often though ;-)).

Getting back to Archie and I the biggest thing about us is not just our bond, but we both suffer poor health at the same time and I do strongly believe that Archie picks up my stress triggering his problems. 4/5 years ago I was going through IVF and other treatments and as you can imagine not a happy time, as I was at home quite a bit working/recovering Archie of course was by my side (Craig was as well LOL). Archie suddenly had major cystitis (urinary tract infection (UTI)) and had two major operations with the final being life saving and removing his YOU KNOW WHAT. We both got through our situations until recent months I have been poorly again and Archie suddenly gets his ulcer on the eyeball (Coincidence?????). In a few months I will be having a major operation and I am praying as I recover the white fluff ball by my side does not get stressed and makes the most of me at home in my bed instead of getting ill. I know two black moggies for sure will be with me in the mornings ;-). We of course will keep you posted.

How long did it take for you to bond with your fluff ball?
Do you have any unique stories?

Photo on 27-01-2015 at 12.25


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Posted on 27/01/2015, in Archie and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. If something like fate or karma really exists I bet it brought you together with your cuddly white lion. I cross my paws for that operation and I hope the ShelArchie-Team wins all that battles

  2. Some cats really do have empathy. Hope your op goes well and that Archie doesn’t succumb to something nasty.

  3. You are a bonded pair for sure and I believe that cats DO pick up on us and what’s going on with us at all times – good and bad. They kind of “reflect” how we feel. Sammy and I are VERY close….I try hard to keep as “level” as possible no matter what’s going on around here or with us because Sam does feel the stress too. I’m sure you’ll be amazed how much better you’ll feel after that operation is over with. People told me that too back then and I was skeptical but I feel like I got a “new beginning”…….you will too. Anyway, sending all of you there big hugs……..hugs make us feel good ALWAYS!

    Love, Pam (and Sam)

  4. I do believe there are times when certain anipals bond immediately with their humans. I’m like that with mommy and Houdini is picking it up with mommy as well. We will do anything for her. It’s like you have a sixth sense with them almost. XOXO – Bacon

  5. My Oskar the Sammy and I were like that. He seemed to know when I was “off” before I did sometimes. Hope your Surgery goes well Michelle and that you will be feeling better soon. You and Archie are blessed to have each other :).
    Marty’s Mom

  6. That is so sweet that you and Archie have such a bond. I am sure he will be right by your side with healing purrs as you recover from your surgery.

  7. What a sweet story! 🙂 Ellie

  8. We like that you and Archie are “soul mates” 🙂
    He will be there to help you recuperate too.
    It didn’t take very long for us to like Mom,
    Julie,the newest, was like Henry, about a second 🙂

    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  9. doodz…..stay well for yur mum coz her will haz enuff stress with her selfz …N if her iz happee that ewe R happee… then everee one will bee happee… noe inn de other iz happee …..N like de end ree sult will bee a healthee happee !! ♥♥♥♥♥

  10. I am wishing you all the best and a very speedy recovery for your op xxx

  11. kittiesblue

    What a sweet photo. We will keep you in our purrs and prayers that your surgery is successful and that Archie doesn’t become ill in “sympathy.” Sorry to be absent for so long. Mom’s been sick pretty much since the first of the year and our visiting has been very spotty. Purrs and hugs to all. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  12. What a wonderful bond. You can tell just by the photos your show. Hope everything goes well and you have a speedy recovery. And Archie please don’t get sick for mom. My son has a special bond like that with Cashew.
    Sue B

  13. Michelle we hope all goes well with the operation…we’re pretty sure it will. Archie and you have an invisible bond that few have…ya,…I love to see this. Kali has that bond with mom. I love mom but don’t understand some behaviours yet. This is when Kali takes over.


  14. It’s so special to have that bond. I had that bond with my Lacci and I miss him every day 😦 Cocco and I have a special bond too, it’s just different. I really hope you have a quick recovery!

  15. Archie is really tuned in to you Michelle!! With me and mum it took about six months and now she and I are very simpatico! When she makes strange noises (coughs ed.) I immediately meow and go to her side! It worries me!

    We are praying and purring that all goes well in the big op xox

  16. Granny recognices that very much, Michelle. She bonded with all her animals, including me, almost immediately. Sometimes even with cats and dogs that are not of her own. When Granny was very sick of a kidney failure back in 2003, her dog got a tumor when she was lying in the hospital. You can try a Bach Remedy to protect Archie when you have to go to the hospital. It’s not that it creates a distance from you and Archie, but that he stays in his own feelings and energies. It’s just a suggestion 🙂 We hope that everything will go well for you and Archie and that you feel better soon. Pawkisses for now to all of you 🙂 ❤

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