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You call that cat food??

20 Feb

When there is canned food out that they don’t like, our cats will scrounge up what ever is left of the dry food, even licking the powder off the bowl, rather than eat the canned food.
It looks especially pathetic & funny. I almost feel bad for them until I remember how we spoil them.
They’re doing it right now & it’s really amusing me.

Trust

17 Jan

We’ve had the cats, Bentley & Mia, for 13 months now. We rescued them from a local no-kill shelter on December 10, 2006. It was a Sunday, so I had to go to work, leaving jv home with the kitties.
That first night, Bentley was in love with jv right away – sitting on her lap within hours. Mia just looked at him, as if to say, what are you doing? – getting her to love & trust us has been an uphill battle it has seemed to me. But lately, every morning around 9:30-10:00, as she’s watching the birds outside, she allows me to hold her. I put my hand under her back feet and she tucks her front legs under her. If it were yoga, I think it would be called the Snail pose.
I usually stand like this for as long as I can – no more than 15 minutes, as I have stuff to do. But I really try to make sure I do it because it feels like we’re bonding and it’s the only time she lets anyone hold her for any amount of time, really.
I love my cats.