Mimi: Meow! Oh, It's you. I wondered who that was climbing up the back stairs. I hardly recognized you! You look so different!
Me: Oh! You saw me on the stairs! Wasn't that amazing? I didn't think I would ever be able to do that again, but I did! I guess the exercises and physio with Kelvin have really paid off! But aren't you glad to see me? It's almost as if you don't want to look at me!
Mimi: It's just that you surprised me. That's all. I had given up on you. It's been at least 50 litter box clean-ups since you were home.
Me: I know. Hope everything is going okay here.
Mimi: Meow! Yeah, yeah. We get enough to eat and everything is nice and quiet - the way I like it. Meow! I have no complaints, but meow! You smell funny!
Me: Funny how? Like funny, haha or funny, strange?
Mimi: Meow! Weird! You smell kind of like human litter box and some kind of strong disinfectant!
Me: Oh, sorry about that. I guess it's a hospital smell.
Mimi: I don't like it! Meow! You used to smell nice, like the outdoors, kind of like plants and soil or fabrics and yarn. I used to like those smells!
Me: I know. Maybe it will not be much longer before I can come home for good. Can I pat you?
Mimi: Okay, but don't be upset if I lick myself clean right afterwards.
Me: I won't. I understand how you feel. You are so soft and sweet. When I come home next time I am going to brush you. I've missed you so much! I love you Mimi!
Mimi: Meow! I love you too, sort of I guess. When will you come home for good?
Me: In a few weeks, I hope.
Mimi: Oh, meow! That's good. Will you smell nice again then?
Me: I promise!
Mimi: Okay. Can I go back to my napping? It's nice to see you, but you are cutting into my nap time.
Me: Alright. Bye Mimi. See you later.