You would think with my talents as a therapy cat that I’d take care of my human when she is sick. But no, that is Binga’s job to be nurse.
When my human stopped by the store to get stuff to help her feel better, she discovered that somebody thought up the “brilliant” idea of including positive messages with their cough drops.
Even the tissues have messages. My human is one of those people that needs to be told to slow down and take care of herself, not to buckle up and push on. She loathes being sick. She just wants to get it over with and go back to her regular life. Which is why she probably got sick on our trip. She was sick last week, but figured she was well enough to travel anyhow. Apparently, she wasn’t quite well enough to withstand three days of jet lag, getting up early, and weather changes.
So she relented and spent most of Monday in bed with Binga taking care of her.
Don’t think I was slacking off — I was still supervising.
And Binga always reported to me.
She was feeling better on Tuesday, which was when these roses arrived from her boyfriend. He has been on tour for the past month and won’t be coming back until Friday.
I really knew she was feeling better when she tied the red bow from the bouquet on me. No matter how good she feels, she will never be able to tie a decent bow.
LESLEY CASTLE says
Sweet Binga to the rescue! <3
Awww. Those were love bites. And the fact that B was making sure you all still got fed was double duty.
It’s hard to believe she’s not there to grace the pics here. We miss her.
Catherine lingg says
Bittersweet memories Summer. Including the flowers. The pic of you and Binga is so sweet
Lesley Castle says
I remember reading that Binga would get bitey. So cute!
Kay griffith says
Aww Binga Geat job taking care of your human.
Toffee Ripple Fuzzypants says
Mine Lady said that just SEEING Nurse Bing-Binga would make her feel better!
sue brandes says
Glad she is feeling better.
Memories of Eric and Flynn says
The roses are beautiful!
I hope your human is starting to feel better by now. It looks like Binga was doing a very good job with the nursing.
I am way behind visiting as I lost internet and the landline for 2 days. the landline is fixed. The internet is supposed to be but is off more than on. I am trying to visit when and where I can before that infuriating little yellow exclamation mark comes up on the connection icon.
The Swiss Cats says
Nurse Binga did a fabulous job, and we’re glad to hear that it worked and that your human is feeling better. Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day ! Purrs
It’s good to read your human is doing better. Must be Binga’s good nursing skills and your supervision.
Binga was a very good nurse! Your human is lucky to have such good caretakers.
Kitties Blue says
Mom hasn’t been sick this year so hasn’t seen these products with the “positive” messages. It sort of makes her mad. Too many people don’t stay home when they are sick, and they go out and infect others. The messages should say, “Stay home and stay in bed with your cats!” Summer, we think it’s nice that Binga gives you a bit of a break. We sure hope your human is feeling better and is up and around again. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer
Well it looks like you both did a fabulous job taking care of and supervising your Human…Happy Valentine’s Day to you…we hope your Human is way on-the-mend and will feel good again ASAP!
The more cats the better when a human gets sick…at least that’s what I think.
the Dash Kitten Crew says
I’m sorry you are recovering. Binga will ensure you reach 100% faster though!
Yay! We’re glad your human is feeling better! Way to go, Binga. You did a great job of nursing your human back to health. And Summer … great snoopervising!
Oh how I love this blog! Take care Janis and Happy Valentine’s Day to you, Summer, Binga and Bodie. And your boyfriend too!
Spike William says
Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! We’re glad that Binga is such a good nurse! And Summer, you are an excellent supervisor! We hope that the sickness is all gone soon!
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William
William's Kith & Kin says
What a good girl Binga is. We send her a Valentine kissie!
Edie chase says
Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m glad your human is feeling a little bit better. Good job Nurse Binga, you kitties are a big help.
Seville at Nerissa's Life says
I’m sorry to hear your human isn’t feelin’ well. Peep #1 is a TOTAL WUSS when it comes to bein’ sick. You should hear the whinin’! I’ve learned that earplugs do wonders. PURRS.
Melissa & Mudpie says
Those pictures look like you’re annoyed that your human is sick, but Binga seems to be enjoying it!
Hope your momma is all better soon!
caren gittleman says
I think it is sweet that Binga takes care of you like that. Yep all of those factors probably contributed but don’t forget the germ infested air on the planes…EVERY time I fly I get sick. Feel better soon!!
CRAIG S. C. OKAJIMA says
I would love to try to calm Binga down, like the polar bear in the Chilly Willy cartoons did to the hound dog,when he was trying to steal fish:
I would hold Binga and sing, “Rock a Bye Baby.”
Summer Samba says
MOL! You just go ahead and try that….
Ellen Pilch says
Binga is such a sweet nurse and so are you. Very nice roses. I hope your human is feeling better soon.
emma and buster says
Happy February 14. A brand new respect for Binga!
Hope you feel well soon.
Katie Isabella says
BInga! I am surprised to hear your very important role in the household. I would not have thought it. Boodie perhaps, But now I am aware of your service. I think you need extra treats to show appreciation for you. And I bet those were just love nips! Right? Right?
Aww… well done for taking care of your human, you two!
Athena and Marie
Eastside Cats says
It cannot hurt to have a pep talk, even if it’s from a box of facial tissues!
Binga can nurse me back to health anyday; she’s a sweetie!
Summer, that bow looks fab on you, and Happy Valentine’s to you all!
i’m not sure the world really needs cough drops with inspirational messages.
I love that second picture of Binga! I also can’t stand to be sick and go to great measures to try and prevent it, but they don’t always work. Halls has had those positive affirmations on their wrappers for several years now. Hopefully, your human is starting to feel better! The roses are very pretty.
Fraidy Cats! says
we are in the process of nursing our mom too 🙂 the tissues and cough drops made us mol. we hope you and Binga will have your human back on her feet soon, Summer! the roses are beautiful! Happy Valentine’s Day!
pip, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL
Oh give my hugs to your momma for me. Binga needs a lil’ nurse’s hat on her head. My human always seems to come down with a bug after she travels. I stay by her side when she feels yucky. With your luv & those pretty flowers, she’ll bounce back in no time! Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! XOXO
Cathy Keisha says
You got it, Summer. Our humans need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and stop being sick. TW thought she was feeling better and walked a few miles on Monday. Yesterday, she had a relapse. Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Madi and Mom says
Being sick is the worst for sure and then flying with a stopped up head YIKES…. can you hear me now….
We love the bouquet of roses from her boyfriend…he is a keeper
Hugs madi your bfff
Roby Sweet says
Torties make fabulous nurses. Paisley likes to play nurse when I’m sick, too. Summer, you look beautiful in that bow.
Colehaus Cats says
Awww, Binga, you make a wonderful nurse, we’re sure. Just seeing that tortie face makes us smile. Keep being a good nurse until your human is one million percent better!
Rene S says
Great work, Binga! Lucy is our nurse cat here.
Binga is a fabulous nurse! We hope your human is feeling way better. The roses are beautiful and you look lovely in the bow. We hope your human’s boyfriend has a safe trip home Friday! And that he uses lots of hand sanitizer on the plane so he doesn’t get sick either!
Happy Valentine’s Day! We are glad to hear your human allowed herself to take a few days off to get better!
Our human also tends to push herself too hard and it is important to slow down sometimes 🙂
the critters in the cottage xo
Kitty Cat Chronicles says
Sounds like you girls did a good job taking care of your human. Our mom has been sick too, and we have all been helping. Particularly Delilah and Sampson. We kitties are just really great nurses.
Random Felines says
we are glad she is starting to feel better and that Binga was there to supervise
The Island Cats says
We’re glad your human had such good nurses taking care of her. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Purrjamm Cats says
Awww you girls are awesome. We can see Binga being the nurse type of cat. She’s strong willed and determined. Great job Binga! Those tissues made mom smile. Very unique in deed. She really liked the cough drops. Pretty cool. Great pictures. Happy Valentine’s Day All. Purrs
Brian Frum says
We are sure glad your human is feeling some better and we hope all better is on the way. Happy Valentine’s Day sweet friends!
Toby and Leia says
We are glad your hoomin is getting better. It’s always so hard on us when they are sick! And those roses are beautiful.
Good job Binga, taking care of the Mom. That is cute, all the nice little messages on the cough drops etc.
Andrea and the Celestial Kitties says
Aw, Binga makes a wonderful nurse! And you make a very nice nurse supervisor! Good job helping her get better! I’m sure you did more than inspirational tissues and cough drops… (those always make me want to smack someone, don’t know why…)
The kitties of PURRING pines says
Glad your mom is feeling better. Hope she doesnâ€™t push herself too hard. Happy Valentines Day!