Last night, Mom came home and snuggled with both 9 and myself. I even put up with it. It was somewhat shocking to Mom, but she was so happy to see us and to be fair, we were happy to see her.
9 kept love nomming on her fingers. And I was just being me. However, today, I have been constantly talking to Mom. I'm not sure she's understanding everything I said, but that's ok.
Last night, I was so happy, that I let 9 do a lot of cleaning on my face and ears. I purred instead of growling.
Life is good now that we are all together again :D