Our first encounter was a little rough- after a 6 month absence she wasn't entirely sure it was me (and with 36 hours of plane rides/airport-ness on me, I can't blame her).
She proceeded to show her affection the way only Buttercup knows how to- which was a little too much for me to handle.
But we settled on a comfortable togetherness.*
A lot of purring (hers, not mine) occurred. **
Tomorrow I shall be turning a quarter of a century.
Yikes! I've hit that mark in life.
But hey, things only get better, right?
* As in we-will-not-be-parting-for-a-while-but-will-bask-in-our-human/feline-warmth-and-mutual-love kind of thing....